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 For All

Spoke: Big Data for Education NSF: BD Spoke Award, Grand Challenges for Data-Driven Education

Building Capacity with the Carpentries – coming soon!

Data Science Resource Repository

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

Submit your project here


Education + Data Literacy Resources

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


Upcoming Education + Data Literacy Events


Education + Data Literacy Professional Opportunities

CaRCC Survey of Research Computing and Data Professionals Career Arcs, CaRCC 
Submissions requested by February 1, 2022

Draper Data Science Business Plan Competition, University of Texas at San Antonio
Submissions due February 11, 2022

Data Science for Social Good summer program, eScience Institute
Applications due February 14, 2022

Call for Sessions, SciDataCon 2022
Submissions due February 14, 2022

2022 Girls Who Code Summer Programs Application, Girls Who Code
Applications due February 16, 2022

Call for Proposals: ADMI 2022, ADMI
Poster Abstract and Paper submission deadline February 18, 2022

Call for Student Research Presentations, SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference
Submission deadline March 9, 2022

Registration Scholarship, SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference
Application deadline March 9, 2022


Education + Data Literacy Career Opportunities

2022 Data Science Internship Program, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
Accepting rolling applications


Education + Data Literacy Success Stories

Building Tools and Training for Public & Educational Use of Geospatial Big Data

Guest post by Garrett Dash Nelson, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at Boston Public Library This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. The primary goal of this Seed Fund project was to create a gateway for adult library patrons and […]

Data Science Research and Training Program

Guest post by Yusuf Danisman, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York (CUNY) This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. The aim of this Seed Fund project was to Improve programming and data science skills of community college students from different […]

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Data Science in General Education

Guest post by Cathie LeBlanc, Ph.D., Plymouth State University This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. Plymouth State University has a history of active faculty learning communities focused on various aspects of teaching. Our latest learning community, funded by the Northeast Big Data Innovation […]