Doing Data Science to Do Good
The Data Science for the Public Good initiative leverages cutting-edge public policy analytics and unprecedented data access to serve as a resource to identify, visualize, and understand how data science can be used for the public good.
Data Science for the Public Good Young Scholars
The Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Young Scholars program is a summer program for college students offered in collaboration with partners at the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, Iowa State University, and Oregon State University.
"We aren’t just doing data science, we're also preparing a new generation to support social issues, and we're bringing the discussion to other like-minded individuals and members of the community."
A partnership of five universities—the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, Iowa State University, and Oregon State University—is piloting an initiative that utilizes data science to unravel complex, community challenges and advance economic mobility across Virginia, Iowa, and Oregon with the help of our Data Science for the Public Good Young Scholars program.
Advancing Economic Mobility
Skilled Technical Workforce: Demand, Supply, and Pathways: People in positions that require a high level of technical knowledge, but not a college education, are part of the skilled technical workforce. Having workers in these positions is critical to the success of the American economy. The variety of various skill formation pathways for the skilled technical workforce in Virginia is explored through the evaluation of local job markets, current workforce characteristics, and training opportunities.