Do you have experience in working alongside community partners in data analysis or program evaluation? Do you want to connect with others who are using their skills for public good? Statistics in the Community (STATCOM), in collaboration with the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) and the Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC), invite you to attend the 3rd annual Data for Public Good Symposium hosted by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). The symposium will take place on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 and will showcase the many research efforts and community-based partnerships at U-M that focus on improving humanity by using data for public good.

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Abstract Submissions

We invite you to share your expertise with us by submitting an abstract in one of the following areas:
  • Demonstration of a completed or ongoing community-university partnership
  • New methodology and tools that provide a service to humanity
  • Real-world applications of using data for philanthropy or public good
Submission Deadline: December 6, 2019 by 11:59 pm.  Please submit your abstract online, you can submit when you register.

Submission Format and Procedure: Please include a title, a list of authors and presenters, and their affiliations. At least one author should have a U-M affiliation. The main body of the abstract should be no more than 300 words and should include a brief summary of the partnership or research and methods, main results, and impact. Please do not include figures, tables, or a bibliography in the abstract.  Please indicate whether you prefer an oral presentation or poster. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in length and may consist of one or multiple presenters. The Data for Public Good Committee will try their best to accommodate your preference. Teams will be notified no later than December 13th.

Tentative program (more details to come):

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About the Organizers

STATCOM is a community outreach organization offering the expertise of statistics graduate students – free of charge – to nonprofit governmental and community organizations. CTAC is a community-university partnership convened to serve a universal need identified by community partners around data and evaluation. CEDER is a School of Education center devoted exclusively to offering high-quality designs, evaluations, and research on teaching, learning, leadership, and policy at multiple levels of education. This symposium is part of our effort to bring together university organizations that promote similar ideals and individuals whose research provides a service for the greater good.