Business-Higher Education Forum

To support the New York City (NYC) Data Science Task Force as it leads the planning, design, and implementation of new partnerships, pathways, and learning opportunities in data science and analytics at the undergraduate level

  • Amount $650,000
  • City Washington, DC
  • Investigator Isabel Cardenas-Navia
  • Year 2015
  • Program New York City Program
  • Sub-program

Funds from this grant support an initiative by the Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF) to expand the number of NYC metro area institutions involved in educating undergraduates to become data scientists and data science–enabled professionals. Over the next four years, BHEF will convene and support the NYC Data Science Task Force of approximately 40 representatives from academic institutions, corporations, cultural and research organizations, and government agencies; convene two working groups, one aimed at mapping the skills, competencies, and knowledge needed for data scientists and one on developing a repository of undergraduate data science curricular resources; partner with NYC institutions to create data-science-focused courses, concentrations, and minors; work with industry partners to create high-quality internships and other student work experiences in data science and create guidelines and best practices for the creation of these experiences; and disseminate lessons learned to the broader educational community.  

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