Encourage students to apply for the Data Science for the Public Good Summer 2024 Program

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Iowa State University is now accepting applications for the Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Summer 2024 Young Scholars Program. This exceptional opportunity bridges multiple disciplines, and we would like your support in informing potential candidates. The program is uniquely inclusive, welcoming students from all fields of study. Past participants have ranged from history majors to data science enthusiasts, showcasing the program’s diverse appeal. Help us spread the word to students eager to embark on this interdisciplinary journey!

Program Overview

The DSPG program, a collaborative initiative with the ISU Extension and Outreach’s Community and Economic Development (CED) unit, is tailored for ISU students from all disciplines keen to apply their quantitative and analytical skills to societal challenges. We aim to engage students eager to go beyond traditional learning and contribute to real-world problem-solving.

Key Details

Program Duration: May 15th to July 26th, 2024
Application Deadline: February 29th
Open to: Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Program Highlights

The 10-week paid DSPG Young Scholars program offers:

  • Interdisciplinary team research with graduate mentors and faculty, collaborating with local to federal agencies.
  • Training in quantitative computing, data visualization, AI, Python, R, GIS, Tableau, and databases.
  • Professional development through workshops, seminars, and career talks.
  • Close mentorship and opportunities for technical reports and publications.
  • Direct engagement with decision-makers in local communities, non-profits, and state government.
    Project Examples <https://dspg.iastate.edu/past-projects>: Our students have achieved remarkable outcomes in various areas, including:
  • Developing innovative agricultural tools for new farmers.
  • Analyzing and influencing housing policy through data science.
  • Implementing AI to enhance rural development and infrastructure.

We encourage you to guide passionate students to this transformative opportunity.  To learn more and apply, visit the DSPG Program Website.