Focus on Education + Data Literacy


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

Education + Data Literacy Resources

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

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

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

Upcoming Education + Data Literacy Events

Education + Data Literacy Professional Development Opportunities

2022 Data Science Internship Program, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center

Accepting rolling applications

2022 NSF Summit Student Application

Applications due August 1st.


Papers due July 1st

CISE Community Research Infrastructure (CCRI)

Proposals due June 23rd

Community Development and Engagement Program

Now accepting applications

Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program: Data Scientists Advancing Biomedical Research

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 27th.

HACU Scholarship Program

Applications due July 1st

IEEE CloudNet 2022

Abstracts due June 13th

Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship

Call for nominations closes June 7th

Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE)

Phase I Deadline – May 12th
Phase I Deadline – October 21st

Research Fellows for On the Books: Jim Crow and Algorithms of Resistance Project

Applications due July 15th

RFI: NIH Prize Competition for Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

Comments requested by July 28th

SEEDS Grant Program, South Big Data Innovation Hub

Applications accepted through June 3rd

The S.E.E.D.S Grant Program: Southern Engagement and Enrichment in Data Science

Applications accepted through June 3rd.

Transboundary Groundwater Resiliency Research Volunteer Opportunities:

Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Education + Data Literacy Career Opportunities

Education + Data Literacy Success Stories

Garret Dash Nelson

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 […]

Yusuf Danisman

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 […]

Image of computer screen with code as seen through glasses lying on a table

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 […]