Discipline: Computer Sciences & Information Management
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
- Grambling State University
Co-Author(s): Connie Walton, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA
National employment projections indicate a growing need for workers with skills in Big Data Analysis. To ensure that Grambling State University is preparing students who will enter the workforce will skill in the analysis and interpretation of structured and unstructured big data, several strategies have been identified for implementation. These strategies target both STEM and non-STEM majors. Also included in the implementation plan are high school students. This poster presentation focuses on the design and implementation of a summer research program that focuses on the development of Big Data Analysis skills. During the summer of 2016, the program offered on the campus of Grambling State University included a high school student and undergraduate students at GSU. The program offered during the summer of 2017 was open to high school students only. Lessons learned from both of these programs will be highlighted. Also discussed will be the infusion of mini projects, which require the use of the R Language, into an introductory computer science course that is available to all majors at Grambling State University. This course was recently developed and offered for the first time. The incorporation of Data Analytics into an upper-level Research Topics Computer Science Course will also be examined.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): National Science Foundation, HBCU-UP funding
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,