Focus on Education + Data Literacy

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The objective of this focus area is to work with the community to guide the development and dissemination of data science approaches and resources for education across the community, from PreK-12 to higher education and industry, with the goal to improve data literacy and educational outcomes. This includes:

1. Amplifying the success and reach of data science education and data literacy activities, from virtual and in-person workshops to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to empower educators and researchers to improve data science practices and reach a broad community

2. Enabling community and educational institutions across the region to deliver data science education to underserved constituencies, extending the success of the Data Science for All workshops, and perhaps adding domain-specific data science and data carpentry workshops

3. Increasing community collaboration to leverage the Big Data for Education spoke best practices, including innovations in intelligent tutor pedagogy, and collaborative analyses of Big Data for Education MOOC data

Current and Legacy Projects on Education + Data Literacy

National Student Data Corps

Data Science Resource Repository

Data Science For All

Spoke: Big Data for Education NSF

Building Capacity with the Carpentries – coming soon!

Data Science Education & Workforce Working Group – South Big Data Innovation Hub

Submit your project here

Upcoming Education + Data Literacy Events

Education + Data Literacy Professional Development Opportunities

Data Science Internship Program, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Accepting rolling applications

Inter-University Big Data Challenge (IUBDC)

Team submissions due May 23rd

Next Generation of Indigenous Coders: STEM+CS and Career Readiness Course

Applications to join due April 10th

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings

NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship and Internship Opportunities

PEPI-G Program: Fellowships with Industry and Government

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Summer Internships at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

Summer Training for Aspiring Researchers (STAR) Program

Applications due March 26th

Education + Data Literacy Career Opportunities

Deputy Director, RENCI

Environmental Data Science Faculty Cohort

Learning & Development Manager, Women Who Code

Platform Engineering Internship, RENCI

The Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) is a living laboratory that creates cyberinfrastructure for the benefit of science, business, and society. What makes us so ‘renaissance’? Our work isn’t just about solving known problems. It’s aboutunlocking human potential.We accelerate research.We help overcome barriers to make research faster, stronger, and more creative.We advance the state-of-the-art. Not just […]

Post-Doc Research Associate, RENCI

Education + Data Literacy Resources

Big Data and Education, University of Pennsylvania, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

Education Across America: Cities, Suburbs, Towns, and Rural Areas, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Equity-Centered Leadership and Communication Brief, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Investing in America’s Data Science and Analytics Talent, PWC

NSF Institute for Data-Driven Dynamical Design (ID4), Colorado School of Mines

Zuckerman Institute Saturday Science Series, Columbia University

Education + Data Literacy Success Stories

Expanding the Reach of the Data Jam:
Introducing High School Data Science to
More Diverse Youth, Communities and Regions

Pala Students Win ‘Best New Team’ Award at 2022 DataJam

Supercomputers can complete tasks so impressive that they have outpaced science fiction movies. However, they do more than that, they can provide inspiration to the next generation of scientists. One supercomputing center inspiring youth is the San Diego Supercomputer Center, or SDSC, at the University of California San Diego, which provides high-performance supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure resources […]


Curricular Structures to Blend Data Science & the Digital Humanities

Guest post by Amanda Greene, Lehigh University This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. The goal of this project was to develop pedagogical resources that integrate humanist perspectives, ethics, and data science by supporting a collaborative working group of academics and industry […]