Data Scholars addresses issues of underrepresentation in the data science community by establishing a community that is welcoming, educational, and empowering for underrepresented and nontraditional students. Launched in Fall 2016, it is especially suited for students who can bring diverse and positive contributions to the field of Data Science. The program offers specialized tutoring, advising, and workshops.
(1) Data 8 Section and Foundations Seminar
For students planning to enroll or currently in Data 8: a specialized Data 8 lab section will be offered. In addition, students will also enroll in a Foundations Seminar (1 unit) with guest speakers who will provide advice for succeeding in data science. Students will have access to special office hours for advising and help.
(2) Data Science Pathways Seminar
For students who have already completed Data 8, this seminar supports long-term discovery experiences and career orientation. It will feature guest speakers from industry and special workshops on cutting-edge data science tools. This seminar will meet once a week for 90 minutes.
(3) Data Science Discovery Seminar
For students in Data 100 or equivalent skill level, this seminar supports students who are matched with cutting edge research projects from the Data Science Discovery Program.