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Data Science in the Liberal Arts: June 6-7

Event: Data Science in the Liberal Arts
Date: June 6-7 (Arrival June 5)
Location: Washington & Lee University
Planning Group: Nick Horton (Amherst College), Jingchen Monika Hu (Vassar College), Moataz Khalifa (W&L), Natalia Toporikova (W&L)
Attendees: members and associates of the LACOL DS+ working group  (Size: ~30 people)
Registration Page: https://goo.gl/forms/JuECaI0RcnhDPYzR2 (Register by May 1)
Agenda & Program:

  • Establishing a Think Tank on Data Science in the Liberal Arts: how do we imagine, design, and implement data science curriculums at small colleges; how do we more deeply connect data science to the liberal arts ethos.
  • Taking hands on approaches to curating, developing, and sharing liberal arts pedagogies and teaching materials for data science that broadly engage and support our students across the disciplines.

About the Data Science+ Working Group: Sparked by conversations at the LACOL summer workshop at Carleton College in 2018, the Data Science + working group is an active forum for faculty and staff to explore the frontiers of data science education at liberal arts colleges – especially looking for ways that collaboration can help to advance shared goals. DS+ held a series of lively webinars in 2018 and also helped to incubate ideas for the LACOL “Introduction to Critical Data Science” class being offered online in Summer 2019.