About the Program

The Data Scholars Program provides spaces where students from many disciplines and backgrounds learn together, develop their data science skills, and co-create a diverse community.  Students receive mentorship, support in introductory data science classes, and guidance to advance in the field through academic support, research opportunities, professional development, and community with other Scholars. 

Data Scholars hold many different identities and come from many different backgrounds that are often minoritized in the field, including but not limited to low income, first generation college, transfer, re-entry, undocumented, historically underrepresented ethnicity or gender, disabled, foster, and LGBTQIA+.

Four students gathering around a laptop, laughing, at the Spring 2018 semester Data Scholars project showcase.
50 students and visitors listening to a lightning talk presentation at the spring 2018 data scholars project showcase


Ani Adhikari(link is external)

Teaching Professor and Faculty Director of Pedagogy, CDSS

a student presenting their research project to another student at the spring 2018 data scholars project showcase