A Program Bringing Data Science to Your Campus

The Keeping Data Science Broad series identified the need to equip institutions with the tools to teach and engage with data science.  In response, the Data Up program was created! The DataUp program will offer hands-on training for instructor teams at minority-serving institutions, community colleges, and 4-year liberal arts colleges to increase the capacity for data science instruction across the South. 

Recipients of DataUp will receive one 2-day data science workshop hosted on their campus for 15 -30 people (workshop fees waived and instructors provided). Also, accepted team members will receive travel funding to attend an in-person train-the-trainers workshop in Atlanta, GA.  After the training, teams will be prepared to (and expected to) lead a workshop (in collaboration with the South Hub and the Carpentries) in their local region in Year 2.

The DataUp Program Participants Include:

Left to Right: Florida A&M University from Tallahassee, FL; The University of Virgin Islands from St. Thomas, USVI; Johnson C. Smith University from Charlotte, NC;  Spelman College from Atlanta, GA; University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras from San Juan, PR; Frederick Community College from Frederick, MD; Old Dominion University from Norfolk, VA; Texas A&M University-Kingsville from Kingsville, TX; North Carolina Central University from Durham, NC; Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL; Morehouse College from Atlanta, GA; Georgia Gwinnett College from Lawrenceville, GA.

DataUp Workshop Dates

Spelman College – 2017

The University of Puerto-Rico – Rio Piedras – August 17-18, 2018 – Photos | Blog

The University of the Virgin Islands – September 20 -21, 2018 – Photos |Blog

Texas A&M – Kingsville – September 29 – 30, 2018 – Photos | Blog

Florida A&M University – October 25 – 26, 2019 – Photos | Blog

Johnson C. Smith University – October 18 -19, 2018 – Photos | Blog

Old Dominion University – October 25 – 26, 2018 – Photos  | Blog

2018 Instructor Training – November 6 – 7, 2018 – Photos | Blog

North Carolina Central University – August 12 – 14, 2020 (Virtual)

Georgia Gwinnett College – September 8 – 11, 2020 (Virtual)

Stillman College  – October 27 & 29 and November 3 & 5 (Virtual)

Atlanta University Center Consortium – December 7 – 10, 2020 (Virtual)

2020 Instructor Training – December 2 – 4, 2020


“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). 2018 DataUp Cohort

For more program information see ‘2018 Program Announcement‘ and our ‘Keeping Data Science Broad‘ public webinar series.