DataUp Program

The DataUp Program enables researchers and educators to understand and address how to prepare institutions to teach data science students and prepare them for future data-intensive and data-enabled environments. The program includes:

  1. data science training workshops at minority-led, -serving, primarily teaching institutions, community colleges and 4-year liberal arts colleges organized in collaboration with The Carpentries in Summer and Fall 2020; and
  2. 1 train-the-trainer event in Atlanta, GA in Fall 2020; and
  3. participating institutions are also required to teach a data science course, workshop, or boot camp in 2021

Priority will be given to institutional teams who can demonstrate the participation of faculty from diverse departments, or multiple institutions of the types listed above.

Learn more about the previous cycle of the DataUp program:

Year 1: 2018


“In the [instructor] training we discussed the dangers associated with ‘expert blind spot’. So, I’m more consciously adjusting my expectations to account for this. I have incorporated (and improved) live coding with the students. This has been very useful. My DATA-UP colleagues and I continue to be impacted by the idea of using data of interest (health data for our county, arrest data in our area, etc..) in our courses. The trainings have had a huge impact and the timing can’t be better.” – Dr. Felesia Stukes (Software and Information Systems), Johnson C. Smith University, private, historically black university in Charlotte, North Carolina (Front Row, Lower Left)