A Program Bringing Data Science to Your Campus
The South Big Data Innovation Hub is excited to launch the 2018 DataUp Program. 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 in November 2018. 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 2019.
The 2018 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;
DataUp Workshop Dates
Spelman College – 2017
Florida A&M University – October 25 – 26, 2019 – Photos | Blog
“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