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

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 –

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

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

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

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