Dr. Brandeis Marshall, Chair and Associate Professor of Computer and information Sciences has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $399,903 for her project entitled “Data Science eXtension (DSX): Incorporating Data Science Fundamentals in the Curriculum at Spelman and Morehouse Colleges”. This project will train faculty on data science principles, develop and implement data science curriculum at the undergraduate level and to broaden awareness of data science to underrepresented minorities at the bachelor’s level. Data science is emerging as a distinct interdisciplinary area of study, including but not limited to applied statistics, biology, business analytics, business intelligence, chemistry, computer science, data analytics, data mining and information management. Dr. Gosha Kinnis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at Morehouse College will serve as co-PI on this project.
You are here: / / Spelman receives $399,903 from NSF to train faculty in data science
- 2016 DHS Scientific Leadership Awards for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Granting Bachelor Degrees March 19, 2017Funding Opportunity ID: 286814 Opportunity Number: DHS-16-ST-062-001 Opportunity Title: 2016 DHS Scientific Leadership Awards for Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Granting Bachelor DegreesOpportunity Category: DiscretionaryOpportunity Category Explanation: Funding Instrument Type: GrantCategory of Funding Activity: EducationCategory Explanation: CFDA Number(s): 97.062Eligible Applicants: Public and State controlled institutions of higher educationPrivate institutions of higher educationAdditional Information on Eligibility: Agency […]
- Advice to minority scholars for obtaining financial support for research (essay) February 26, 2017The freedom that research support brings is particularly important for radical scholars of color, writes Victor Ray, who gives advice on how to obtain it.Victor Ray
- A tough-to-swallow reason college keeps costing more: the price of meal plans January 19, 2017Students at Trinity College can select from six varieties of infused water at the cafeteria in Mather Hall. Photo: Julienne Schaer WELLESLEY, Mass. — The main dining hall at Wellesley College is in the $65 million, 12-year-old Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center — students call it Lulu — overlooking Lake Waban. In front of floor-to-ceiling […]Tara García Mathewson
- What Errors Will Impact Your NSF Proposal? January 15, 2017NSF has implemented an automated process to help PIs identify proposal errors prior to submission in Fastlane. The next release of auto-compliance checks will support additional standard proposal type requirements and include checks for new types of proposals. NSF plans to implement FastLane changes effective January 30, 2017 that include the new compliance checks.See the […]Shelley Sprandel
- Study analyzes qualities associated with being a top researcher January 12, 2017Want to be a leading scientist? You’ll need perseverance, perfectionism, curiosity and openness to new experiences, according to research. You will also need to be able to regulate your emotions, have a strong sense of social responsibility and dedicate at least 10 hours a day to your work. Along with colleagues, Liliana Araújo, a research […]Holly Else for Times Higher Education