CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2022
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

The Anthropocene Institute is an organization that partners with researchers, governments, experts, and investors to address the climate change crisis. The organization provides support to projects related to clean energy, anti-pollution efforts and climate innovation and takes care of any political or financial barriers they may experience.

The Anthropocene Institute is an advocate for nuclear energy as it has the potential to play a crucial role in the fight against climate change and the transition to clean energy. However, the public is divided when it comes to this energy source. Furthermore, public debate on this issue is often plagued with misinformation and confusion.

Our Nuclear Energy Web Application tackles this problem by providing users with an easy way to view public opinion on nuclear power with easy-to-read charts and graphics within one simple web application.

Our application collates and analyzes public opinion information from social media posts on Twitter. This information is presented on an attractive dashboard, which provides users with several easy-to-use web pages of data visualizations.

Users can see geographic trends in opinion using an interactive map that illustrates opinion in each state. The dashboard also contains several charts and graphs to help visualize more general data. The dashboard is updated constantly ensuring all data is fresh and up to date.

Through this application, the Anthropocene Institute can utilize a constant flow of formatted, visualized data to further their mission of creating a better, greener world.

The front end is built using HTML, JavaScript, React and the Google Charts Library. The back end is built using Python, Google Cloud Platform and the Twitter API.