My Story With Data

How Covid Affected Learning

I was curious on the effects that covid had on student learning. So, I took the total failures from Fall 2019 (before covid) and Fall 2020 (during covid). The graphs below show a clear increase in the amount of failures in 2020. Remote learning was rough on everybody. My first semester at UMW was Fall 2020 and it was filled with stress from both students and professors. I expected the results that I found.

Graph showing the number of failures in each department in Fall 2019
Graph showing the number of failures in each department in Fall 2020

I can’t find the option for alt text and it’s almost midnight so I can’t keep looking

Process of working with data

My data for 2019 was relatively easy to work with as only the fall semester was in there due to covid. Just had to take off the graduate classes and the outlier courses. With 2020 I had to delete a lot more semesters before cleaning the data. After cleaning the data the pivot table process was the same as in class. I made them different colors to easily differentiate the two.

Final Project Proposal

Podcast Idea

I tossed up the idea of continuing either the podcast or the video series. The video creating process is a bit too difficult and time consuming for me and I still have a video to redo, so I decided I wanted to create a subdomain for other space related mini podcasts or maybe science related or car related or something else. Not sure, but I think the podcast process is the easiest for me as I am not the best photographer nor am I creative enough to do something new.

Video on Infiniti Hate

My video on g35 and g37 hate.

About my Topic

Infiniti g35’s and g37’s are hated on a lot in the car community. I felt like I should make a video about the hate and why I think they are under appreciated since I own a g35 and love owning it. It is a fun and enjoyable car and I plan to do a lot with it in the future when I have more money to spend on it.

About the Video Creation

This video was unfortunately recorded on my phone. This kind of video of my car had to be made at home and we do not own any cameras. I am still proud of how it turned considering I have zero photography experience, much less video creating experience. I used canva for the editing process because they make chopping up videos really easy. To add closed captions, I used capcut. People use it all the time to add closed captions to TikTok’s so I figured it must be popular for a reason. They make it very easy to add closed captions as it is automatic and they are accurate. The final video ended up on YouTube as that is the only video uploading place I am familiar with.

Video Script

In this video I will go over why the infiniti g35 and g37 are hated and under appreciated in the car community. It is easy to make them sound loud and obnoxious with cheap exhaust modifications. A lot of younger people own these cars and cut corners so it is relatively common for these cars to be obnoxious. These cars are also Involved in a lot of street racing, traffic weaving, and take overs. A lot of them have been destroyed because of this and they are harder to come by. Hondas went through a similar phase of irresponsible owners trashing them and have since been welcomed in the car community so I do think that people will learn to appreciate them once their popularity dies down. They are a great entry car for car enthusiasts. They look decent, come with 260-300 hp, are rear wheel drive, and are decently reliable, come with a manual or automatic transmission. 


Topic: Star-forming regions

How they start from stars

The ionization process

What causes the color

How the process repeats


I used voice memos on the iPhone to record my voice (not very fancy, but I find it works)

I used sound trap to edit my audio. I struggled with it because I could not add a fade out at the beginning of an audio. I could only do a fade in. So I added the music twice for the beginning and end.

A link to how HII regions form. I did research on this topic for SSI and this is one of the reliable sources my professor and I found.

Glossy by Coma-Media was the song of choice.

In this podcast I will give a brief gist on how star forming regions are made. It starts with massive young stars with high energy emitting space dust. The energy from the stars then ionizes the hydrogen, sulfur and oxygen within the space dust. The region of ionized particles surrounding the stars is often called an HII region by astrophysicists or Stromgren spheres in theoretical physics. The ionization causes there to be more particles, which contributes to the expansion alongside the stars, pushing the region outward. The particles collide and cause photon emission, which is why star forming regions are so colorful. Eventually the dust collects and makes new stars and the process repeats in new star forming regions.

Why I chose my pictures.


I chose the Godzilla picture simply because it is my go to picture. The nebula picture is a picture I made doing summer research and I felt that it was a cool image to use that is royalty free because I made it. I had a lot of struggles with editing the headers and footers even with the default themes. I found it not user friendly and frustrating. Hopefully I’ll be able to fix it with feedback. Here is my CC since I couldn’t edit the footer: by Jason Walker is marked with CC0 1.0 

Why is my URL jdizzle?

Evolution of my Nickname

My name is Jason Walker, obviously. My dad’s name is Andrew Walker. Most people call him Drew and a lot of people call me Jay. He made his original Xbox gamertag DRU DUB, dub being short for ‘W’ which is for walker. I liked this idea so I took Jdub or Jay Dub. Many years later a friend of mine just turned the dub into dizzle just as a play on the word. He often calls me J Dizzle so I kinda just own it now. Hence, why I made it my URL.