This course is focused on helping students learn how to apply their data science knowledge in non-academic settings. Students will reflect on their role as a statistician in society. They will learn more about being mindful and ethical practitioners of data science techniques to advocate for social change. Students will partner with community-based organizations (CBOs) in Baltimore to work on a data science related goal.
Students will focus on developing:
- critical service-learning skills
- data science skills
- professional skills
Students will work in teams with a CBO to:
- develop data science products (such as a dashboard, data analysis, series of visualizations, etc.)
- develop training material for CBO users to use and implement the products
- develop sustainability / maintenance plans for CBOs to continue with the data science product in the future and how they can continue to use more data science methods more generally
CBOs include those that work with youths, work for resource equity, and more.
“Working with community-based organizations in Baltimore to support data science related goals”