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Keeping Data Science Broad: Bridging the Data Divide

An Education and Workforce Working Group Series!

August - November 2017

The goal of this series of webinars and workshops is to garner community input into pathways for keeping data science as a discipline broadly inclusive. We seek input from data science programs in any region across the nation, either traditional or alternative, and from a range of institution types including minority-serving institutions, community colleges, liberal arts colleges, tribal colleges, universities, and industry partners. The series consists of two webinars leading up to a workshop exploring the future of data science education and workforce at institutions of higher learning that are primarily teaching-focused. A follow-up webinar will be planned after the workshop to report on outcomes and plans. Program committee members were chosen to represent a broad spectrum of communities with a diversity of geography (West, Northeast, Midwest, and South), discipline (CS. Math, Stats, Domains), as well as institution type (MSI's, CC's, 4-year colleges, tribal colleges, and universities).The series is co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the South Big Data Innovation Hub, and the Georgia Tech Institute for Data Engineering and Science.

For more information and to include your voice in the conversation, click below.

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Data Science Education in Traditional Contexts | Aug 31, 201712:00-1:30 PM EST

This webinar will highlight universities, teaching institutions, community colleges, and minority-serving institutions that have implemented data science education undergraduate programs as case studies for workshop participants to consider and compare to their own contexts.

Watch Live HERE!

Webinar Panelists: 

Paul Anderson - College of Charleston

Gene Ray - Kennesaw State University

Mary Rudis - Great Bay Community College

Karl Schmitt - Valparaiso University

Pei Xu - Auburn University

NSF Spoke Solicitation Is Now Open

NSF has announced the next call for Big Data Spoke proposals! Full proposals are due September 18, 2017. $100,000 - $1 million dollar projects accepted. View solicitation. Details for requesting letters of support through the Hub will be posted soon.

The June 26th deadline has passed for letter requests. Contact a co-executive director for questions.

Apply for Microsoft Azure Cloud Computing Credits Award

Microsoft Research is partnering with the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs by awarding cloud credits for research. The South Big Data Innovation Hub is excited to offer researchers the opportunity to apply for cloud computing resources to support their data-intensive research projects. Apply Here

National Transportation Data Challenge

West, South, Midwest and North Big Data Innovation Hubs and US DOT, running through October 2017

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Would you like to become involved? Contact one of our Co-Executive Directors
Renata Rawlings-Goss, Ph.D. (based at Georgia Tech):
Lea Shanley, Ph.D. (based at UNC-CH):


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