Discipline: Mathematics & Statistics
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
Guoqing Tang - North Carolina A&T State University
Co-Author(s): Margaret Kanipes and Seong-Tae Kim, North Carolina A&T State University
As one of the NSF Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) Implementation Projects, this project aims to establish and implement a data science and analytics program for the next generation of undergraduate students at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The project is designed to create an integrated education and research environment, boost faculty competitiveness in data science research, and prepare undergraduate students for the emerging data science profession. This project is a pioneering data science program for undergraduate students enrolled at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU). In this presentation, we will introduce our current implementation activities of this project. The project has established a data science certificate program, a statistical computing laboratory, and a statistical and analytical consulting center, in addition to developing undergraduate data science and statistics curricula. The project has also promoted in-house and abroad research traineeship programs, hosted research colloquia and symposia, and facilitated faculty research collaboration in data science and STEM education. We will discuss the accomplishments and challenges of our program in both strategic and operational perspectives to scale up and out undergraduate data science programs in the HBCUs.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HBCU-UP Program (#1719498)
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,