Discipline: Technology & Engineering
Subcategory: STEM Science and Mathematics Education
LaTanya Brown-Robertson, PhD - Bowie State University, Bowie MD
Co-Author(s): Azene Zenebe, PhD Bowie State Univerity, Bowie, MD; Augustin Ntembe PhD Bowie State Univerity, Bowie, MD; Basirat Haroon Bowie State Univerity, Bowie, MD
Big data and analytics are becoming ubiquitous, as a result, more and more employers are requiring foundational knowledge and application of data analytics and data science process. Many disciplines such as economics, chemistry, biology, psychology, and health sciences are data-driven; thus infusing data analytics into these disciplines will provide students with the skills and knowledge to analyze complex data and provide solutions to discipline-specific problems. Furthermore, there is a growing need to infuse data science and analytics competencies in existing courses to satisfy the need for data analytics-enabled and data science jobs. The goal of this three-year HBCU-UP Targeted Infusion Project is to Infuse Data Science and Analytics (DSA) into Undergraduate Courses and research at BSU and set the foundation for establishing internships and research opportunities as well as an upper-level undergraduate certificate in DSA. The objectives of the project are: 1) Develop data science and analytics (DSA) course modules and deliver them in the targeted disciplines: Biology, Finance, Management Information Systems, and Economics; 2) Create new courses and integrate the DSA modules into existing courses that will eventually lead to an Undergraduate Certificate (UC) in DSA; 3) Offer Undergraduate Research Opportunities in Data Science and Analytics; 4) Establish Data Science and Analytics Faculty Training and Learning Community. This poster addresses the effect, and the knowledge gained from of the DSA module infusion pilot, and the DSA undergraduate researcher experience. During the Fall 2019, DSA Infusion Project enabled students from several departments such as management information systems, biology, psychology, finance, economics, and accounting to collect relevant data and apply data science analytics tools to real-life projects. In addition, The DSA undergraduate researcher experience provided students with workshops and mentoring to develop their research in the area of Data Science and Analytics.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF HBCU-UP Targeted Infusion
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,
NSF Affiliation: HBCU-UP