NSF Awards Data Science Grant to Morehouse and Spelman

A grant award was made on August 15th, 2016 to Morehouse College and Spelman College titled Targeted Infusion Project: Data Science eXtension (DSX): Incorporating data science fundamentals in computing curriculum at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. The total amount of the grant is of $399,903 over three years. The idea behind the grant is to infuse data science concepts throughout multiple classes at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges, create two new data science courses that students at both institutions can take and submit a proposal to develop a minor in Data Science at both Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. Drs. Brandeis Marshall (Spelman College) and Kinnis Gosha (Morehouse College) are  the Principal Investigators on the grant. Data science is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary field focused on processes and systems that extract knowledge and relevant information from either structured or unstructured data (Baker et al, 2011; Chang et al, 2008; Naur 1974). According to the McKinsey Report (Manyika et al, 2011), there will be almost 200,000 positions requiring “deep analytical skills”. The report further outlines the additional job responsibilities of nearly 1.5 million managers and analysts who will need to analyze and interpret data findings in order to make decisions. Given that HBCUs account for only 3% of the higher education institutions, HBCUs are producing nearly 26% of all Black STEM bachelor’s recipients each year with smaller institution endowments and restricted institutional resources (Upton and Tanenbaum 2014). The continued STEM bachelor’s recipient production hinges on sufficient faculty and student exposure and training in emerging fields such as data science. Says Gosha, “This award sets the groundwork to make both Morehouse and Spelman College the national leaders in producing African-Americans data scientist, which will adds to the overall push by both colleges to prepare students for outstanding career and graduate school opportunities after graduation.” More information about the award can be found on the National Science Foundation’s website.

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies: Master of Science in Analytics with a Concentration in Data Science

A Masters Degree In A Data Driven World

Make Sense of Complex Data

Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Analytics with a concentration in Data Science prepares students to manage the evolving challenges, trends, and complexities of today’s businesses while providing them with the skills and expertise they need to implement advanced data analysis and machine learning techniques.

Students of the program will:

  • Learn how to make sense of complex data and extract useful insights.
  • Engage with a community of innovators who are transforming the field of data science.
  • Master the data analytics fundamentals and interdisciplinary skills needed for a successful career.
  • Benefit from partnerships and internships with organizations like Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
  • Please share this information with your students and encourage them to explore our program.

Application Deadline
April 1 for US

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Funded Grant: NSF CREST Planning Grant

Dr. Kinnis Gosha and Dr. Brandies Marshall have been awarded a collaborative grant of $299,257 from the National Science Foundation (Award #1547793). The overall purpose of this grant is to plan and design a dual institution CREST research center in Socially Relevant Computing at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges. The center will provide interdisciplinary education, undergraduate research, and workforce development for African American computer science students. In addition, the center will create an ecosystem of partners to conduct research that leads to technologies that help solve critical societal problems of national priority.

2016 AMALTHEA REU Summer Research Program in Machine Learning

2016 AMALTHEA REU Summer Research Program: Apply by March 31

AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A 10-WEEK RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS is available in the area of Machine Learning. The program is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and is offered by the Information Characterization & Exploitation (ICE) Laboratory at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in Melbourne, Florida.

Apply online: http://www.amalthea-reu.org

ELIGIBILITY

=> Majoring in an Engineering or Science discipline

=> US citizens or permanent residents

=> Undergraduates in good academic standing

 

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