As both consumers and purveyors of information, how we interact with data is ever evolving. Now, more than ever, data for good represents a diverse and interdisciplinary effort to engage, educate, and empower the world around us. Statistics in the Community (STATCOM), the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER), and the Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC) invite you to attend the 4th annual Data for Public Good Symposium hosted by the Michigan Institute for Data Science. The symposium will launch virtually on Thursday, February 25, 2021 and will showcase the many research efforts and university/community partnerships that focus on improving humanity by using data for the public good.
Data for Good in Changing Times
This year’s symposium will focus on how data can help us best predict, catalyze, or respond to large-scale societal and environmental change. As we currently navigate these changes in several key areas, this symposium offers an opportunity to learn about the data-driven work that is being done to address the following challenges and develop skills to implement your own data-driven work in these spaces:
- Public health and medicine
- Social justice and equity
- Politics and civic engagement
- K-12 and higher education
- Climate change and sustainability
About the Co-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.