Data Science Projects
The Data Science Projects (DSP) are brought to you by the National Student Data Corps (NSDC), hosted by the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub.
The NSDC DSP provide virtual collaboration and networking opportunities for data science learners of all ages, skill-levels, and education-levels. Participants find team members, learn data science tools and techniques, and find leadership and professional development opportunities with support from NSDC Project Leaders.
Application Form Opens: November 21st, 2022
Application Form Closes: November 28th, 2022
Projects to be Started: November 28th, 2022
NSDC Project Leaders
Meet the NSDC Project Leaders! These data science graduate students provide step-by-step instructions on how to complete the NSDC Data Science Projects. They also offer mentoring sessions for DSP participants! Connect with your Project Leader through the NSDC Slack Channel.
Meghana Joshi is a Graduate student in Computer Science (Machine Learning Specialization) at Columbia University. She is an incoming Data Scientist 2 at Microsoft and her passion lies in leveraging Machine Learning techniques to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues.
Dashansh Prajapati is a Graduate student in Data Science at Columbia University and the president of the Data Science Institute Student Council. Dashansh’s passion lies in mentoring data science learners of all skill-levels, with a focus on data science fundamentals and career preparation.
Varalika Mahajan is a Graduate student in Data Science at Columbia University. She is a conscientious individual who discovered her passion for statistics, data, and business analysis. Varalika is currently developing data science projects and has a strong profile for fundamental career growth.
Stephanie Guo is a Graduate student in Business Analytics at Columbia University. Her passion lies in exploring the intersection between data science, finance, and healthcare, as well as mentoring data science learners through various projects related to those fields.
How to Participate
If you are an NSDC Chapter Member looking for hands-on data science project experience, we welcome you to participate in the NSDC DSP! Whether you have completed a data science project before, or are looking to practice a new skill, the NSDC offers an extensive network of support, including Office Hours, guided instructions, and related resources, including articles, videos, and more.
DSP Project Teams have 2-4 members each. You may apply with a team of your own or ask a Project Leader to pair you with other NSDC Chapter Members from around the world!
Step 1: Review the available Data Science Projects listed below to learn more about the project timeline and milestones.
Step 2: Click on the NSDC Data Science Projects Application Form to express your interest in participating. Please note: We are accepting a limited number of participants during this pilot phase of the Inaugural NSDC DSP.
Step 3: If you are selected to participate, your Project Leader will send you a Google Colab Notebook with step-by-step instructions on how to complete your data science project prompt. These instructions include milestones, tentative due dates, and other informative resources.
Step 4: You will be invited to join virtual Office Hours, hosted by your NSDC Project Leaders, to learn the best data science practices to help guide your project.
Step 5: Once your project is completed, share your completed Google Colab Notebook with your Project Leaders for review. Afterwards, you may receive an invitation from the NSDC to create a short video based on your data science project findings. You may also receive a certificate for your participation and an endorsement of your gained skills on LinkedIn.
Sign up for a Data Science Project!
The NSDC DSP Leaders have developed an Internet Movie Database (IMDb) Sentiment Analysis project which gives participants the opportunity to gain new data pre-processing, data visualization, and Python programming skills.
Learn more about the Sentiment Analysis Project, including milestones, deliverables, relevant skills, and more, below.
Eligibility & Resources
All undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, researchers, staff, and professors within the NSDC Chapter System are welcome to participate in the NSDC Data Science Projects.
Please note: We are accepting a limited number of participants during this pilot phase of the Inaugural NSDC DSP.
Here are some resources that may help you develop your project, work together as a team, or collaborate with others in the NSDC Community:
- NSDC Learner Central
- NSDC Video Library
- Data Science Resource Repository (DSRR)
- NSDC Slack Community: Find the #NSDC DSP Channel here for all your immediate questions!
- NSDC Career Panels: Recordings and upcoming events
- Virtual mentoring meetings with the NSDC Project Leaders
- COVID Information Commons PI Lightning Talks: COVID-19 and Data Science
- Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub (NEBDHub) and NSDC Code of Conduct
- Additional resources linked within material provided by your NSDC Project Leader
- Success Strategies for Teamwork in the Online Setting
- You are also free to use any external academic, government, and industry resources. Please acknowledge all sources used.
Evaluations + Success Certificates
The NSDC provides professional development opportunities to data science learners around the globe. Each project will contain milestones and tentative due dates for each step.
If a participant fully completes an NSDC Data Science Project according to the respective guidelines and instructions, the NSDC may provide you a Certificate of Completion and offer to endorse your data science skills on LinkedIn. The NSDC may also post a Data Science Project Completion Badge on your Chapter webpage to highlight the skills you have gained!
Yes; all NSDC Chapter members in all countries are invited to participate.
No; however, you are welcome to consult with professors or researchers while completing your project. Please acknowledge any assistance you receive.
Yes; you may apply to participate with a team of your own made up of 2-4 people. Teams should send in one submission form with the names of all the team members. You may also apply individually if you’re interested in working with teams assigned by the NSDC HQ Team.
Your completed project should be formatted in a Google Colab Notebook. Your Project Leader will provide you with this resource after you apply to participate and are accepted into the program.
Yes; although English-translated sources can be used if properly acknowledged.
The NSDC HQ Team will reach out to you to confirm your participation in this program.
Email the NSDC HQ team at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions.
Stay Connected with Us
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- Check out the REAL Volunteer Program for more collaboration opportunities
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