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Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education Meeting #9:

Motivating Data Science Education through Social Good

December 10, 2018



National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th St. NW
Washington DC, 20001

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will hold a one-day meeting and webcast on "Motivating Data Science Education through Social Good" on December 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. The meeting will bring together data scientists and educators in academia, government, and industry to 1) learn about academic, government, non-profit, and private sector projects promoting data science for socially desirable outcomes and their intersection with education and hiring, and 2) explore how socially motivated projects and topics can engage and excite students.

 

Watch the the recorded webcast

 

Download the meeting highlights

 

Motivating Data Science Education through Projects for Social Good

10 a.m. Welcome and introduction
Eric Kolaczyk, Boston University
Kathy McKeown, Columbia University
Video

 

10:10 a.m. An Informal Discussion about Data Science for Social Good (remote participant)
D.J. Patil, Devoted Health and former Chief Data Scientist, Office of Science and Technology Policy
Video

 

10:40 a.m. From Classroom to Clinic: Data Science for Social Good Fellowships and the Lessons Data Science Educators Can Learn from the Medical Profession
Matt Gee, University of Chicago and BrightHive
Presentation - Video

 

11:10 a.m. Teaching Data that Matters
Rahul Bhargava, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
Presentation - Video

 

11:40 a.m. Open discussion of morning presentations
Video

 

12:10 p.m. Lunch

 

1:10 p.m. Data, Design, and Engagement - Lessons from 30+ Data Science for Social Good Projects.
Peter Bull, Driven Data
Presentation - Video

 

1:40 p.m. Teaching People to Think with Data
James Hodson, AI for Good Foundation
Presentation - Video

 

2:10 p.m. Can AI Reduce Gang Violence or Cause More Harm? (remote participant)
Desmond Patton, Columbia University
Presentation - Video
 

2:40 p.m. Open Discussion
Video

End webcast
 

3:10 p.m. Break

 

3:30 p.m. Breakout group discussion and report back

 

4:15 p.m. Adjourn meeting