The Data Science Initative is an interdisiplinary community that provides support and training for Data Science.

The Data Science Initiative aims to help organize the Data Science community by:

  • Providing a centralized location for information sharing and networking
  • Proving a well-known nexus to obtain, maintain, share, and enhance relevant skills, knowledge, and abilities
  • Providing a comprehensive overview of data science related curriculum connecting researchers and students
  • Connecting community partners with campus resources

Skills and competency development

  • Prepare students for success in the Analytics Economy
  • Support Campus in their efforts
  • Enable the community to benefit from Applied Data Science
  • Provide timely resources, practical advice, and germane information regarding areas-of-interest to all Data Science users
    • from novice to expert practitioners


  • Short events to enable people from across campus and community to learn about data science/analytic techniques and software
  • Hands on - active participation
  • Drop in as interested
  • Variety of skill & knowledge levels
  • Community driven - all volunteers
  • Training by experts in the field
  • Open source training materials