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January 10, 2023

Hacking the Academy: Data Science for the Social Good

The University of Washington Data Science for Social Good summer program brings together students, stakeholders, and data and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit. To tackle complex societal challenges, UW DSSG teams take a multi-dimensional approach that integrates data science techniques, ethical thinking, and stakeholder engagement to generate real-world benefits. Student fellows work on interdisciplinary teams led by project leads from academia, nonprofits, and government, along with data scientists at the eScience Institute who offer technical expertise and guidance.

Throughout the 10-week summer program, students also participate in tutorials, workshops, mentoring, and career development talks with panelists who work in a variety of sectors. This hands-on program emphasizes learning opportunities for all participants as they collaboratively navigate exciting and challenging teamwork in pursuit of Data Science for Social Good.

To Apply

Applicants must be enrolled students in the Spring 2023 term AND enrolled graduate students in Autumn 2023. This means undergraduates are eligible to apply only if they are seniors who are beginning graduate school in the fall.

2023 UW Data Science for Social Good Summer Student Fellowship Application. Applications are due by 11:59 pm PST on February 13, 2023.

The UW eScience Institute is now accepting project proposals from prospective Project Leads for the UW Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program, which will run from June 12 to August 18, 2023. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2023.

An Information Session for interested students was held on January 17th from 1:00-2:00 pm PST via Zoom. You may view the presentation slides or video.