HBCU DATA SCIENCE EXPANSION

WELCOME TO NDSA

Our vision is to increase the number of Black people earning data science credentials by at least 20,000 by 2027 and expand data science research that advocates for social justice and strives to eliminate bias.  

STRENGTH IN COLLABORATION

NDSA facilitates engagement across all HBCUs with industry and academic collaboration to broaden participation and advance social justice in data science. 

NSF INCLUDES AWARDEE 

 Funded by NSF's Eddie Bernice Johnson INCLUDES program and a collaboration between Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta University Center (AUC) Consortium, Fisk University, and Howard University.  


Workshops and Workgroups 

 Activities

Data Science Workshops
Are you an HBCU faculty or staff member looking to upskill in data science and analytics? We welcome you to apply to a workshop hosted by one of our regional hubs.   Stipends will be provided to support participants. 


Curriculum Development Workgroups

Is your HBCU interested in launching a data science major or minor? Join one of our Curriculum Development Workgroups to develop a proposal for a new major or minor, while collaborating with those at other HBCUs and having key access to promising practices in data science education.   

Listening & Launching! 

As we build, we have established regional hubs to coordinate with Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country. Howard University (Northeast Hub), Clark Atlanta University (Southeast Hub), and Fisk University (Southcentral Hub)  have introduced the National Data Science Alliance to their campuses through Kickoff events from November 2022-June 2023. 

To ensure effective communication and collaboration, the Backbone team organized a series of listening sessions on April 24, 25, 27, and 28. These sessions aimed to gather valuable insights from HBCUs, including faculty, administrators, and other stakeholders, regarding their specific needs. Additionally, they provided a platform for networking and generating innovative ideas by bringing together fellow nonprofits and industry leaders. 

BE IN THE DATA

We invite HBCU faculty and staff along with those at other institutions of higher education, industry, nonprofits, and government, to share interests in collaborating with us.