With a growing research capacity to support client market development, DVIRC has also been involved in research for STEM Asset Mapping and Labor Market Demand. Last year the Center received a $300,000 award from the National Science Foundation to explore how visual analytics software might better inform regional STEM Asset Mapping.
In collaboration with the Battelle Center for Mathematics & Science Education Policy(Battelle Center) at Ohio State, the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern PA, and the 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education, the DVIRC is conducting an exploratory project to examine how an advanced data visualization tool can accelerate and deepen regional partnerships designed to spur innovation in STEM-based industries and education. The project’s specific aims are to (1) assess the potential of advanced visualization tools using a robust sample of regional STEM partnership data records, (2) catalyze the formation of a regional research and applications partnership on visual analytics in support of STEM education and innovation and (3) develop a visual analytics research and development (R&D) agenda that is responsive to academic, business and educational partners in the region.
The Center also works closely with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia and Select Greater Philadelphia.