National Student Data Corps


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Welcome to the NSDC Community!

The National Student Data Corps (NSDC) is a community-developed initiative that teaches data science fundamentals to students across the United States and around the world, with a special focus on underserved institutions and students.

We are grateful to the NSDC Founding Committee, which includes 24 members from academia, industry and nonprofits, who have come together to cultivate a community of diverse insights and perspectives to envision, develop, launch, and grow the NSDC portal and community, a groundbreaking and inclusive new program in data science.

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Community

Originally launched as the ‘Northeast Student Data Corps’, the National Student Data Corps (NSDC) is a community-developed project that teaches data science fundamentals to students across the United States and around the world, with a special focus on underserved students and institutions.  

The NSDC began in 2020 with a call for a Founding Committee (NSDC FC) which attracted 24 individuals from 19 organizations across the Northeast region. Working together in three teams responsible for Content and Pedagogy, Peer Instruction and Mentoring, and Outreach, the NSDC was launched with the Inaugural NSDC Data Science Career Panel on February 19, 2021 (video). The panel included students, professors, researchers, and a data science professional with leadership experience in the industry, nonprofit, and government organizations, inspiring learners of all ages to pursue or consider data science careers.

Map of the National Student Data Corps Community.

As of September 2022, the NSDC community is made up of 3,422 individuals from 520 institutions representing the U.S. and 20 other countries – Australia, Botswana, Canada, Ecuador, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, Nigeria, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Turkey, and United Arab Emirates.

Learn about the broader Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s Community and our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA).


News

NSDC Now a National Program with an International Reach

In October 2021, the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub announced a new rebranding initiative for the National Student Data Corps (NSDC). Originally launched as the ‘Northeast Student Data Corps’, the NSDC is a community-developed project that teaches data science fundamentals to students across the United States and around the world, with a special focus on underserved students and institutions.  

Event – Leveraging Data Science and Advanced Technologies

On September 21st, the NEBDHub’s Executive Director, Florence Hudson, presented “Leveraging Data Science and Advanced Technologies” at the World Information Transfer (WIT)‘s webinar series. The event series focuses on the United Nations SDGs to promote science-based news on health and environment.


Data Science Research, Resources & Projects

The NSDC provides a number of educational and professional resources related to data science. Materials are organized by subject and support learners at all levels, from beginners to advanced students. Jump into our catalogue of presentations, videos, lecture notes, online classes, and code examples and see where data science can take you!


Data Science Career Development

Data science is a growing field with applications in many industries, and new jobs being created every day. Use the below resources to find job opportunities, establish a mentorship relationship, and strengthen your career search skills.


NSDC Chapters

National Student Data Corps (NSDC) Chapters provide resources and opportunities for students to learn data science, with a special focus on underserved institutions, students, and communities. The NSDC has Institutional Chapters located at universities and colleges, as well as Regional Chapters which serve students across the U.S.. Chapter members will benefit from learning resources, mentorship, research and career opportunities to launch their data science journeys.


REAL Volunteer Program

Students and professionals are welcome to volunteer with the Northeast Big Innovation Hub and NSDC to gain research and leadership experience with the data science community.

The Hub is a collaboration hub for data science innovation headquartered in the Northeast United States with a national and global reach. Our mission is to build and strengthen partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, and government to address societal and scientific challenges, spur economic development, and accelerate innovation in the national big data ecosystem.

Volunteers can expect to gain enriching leadership and mentoring experience in the data science sphere along with novel networking opportunities with other data science enthusiasts. They will also be part of the larger Northeast Hub community and receive a certificate acknowledging their contributions.


NSDC Leadership

The NSDC’s programming and opportunities for students, teachers, and data science enthusiasts wouldn’t be possible without the support of our Founding Committee and HQ Team!


Contact

Stay Connected with Us!

Email us at nsdc@nebigdatahub.org with any inquiries or questions.

Some ways to stay connected with the NSDC community: