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.

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

February 25

9:45 AM – Opening Remarks

Stephen Salerno, PhD Candidate, Department of Biostatistics
Trisha Fountain, Education Program Manager, Michigan Institute for Data Science

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10:00 AM – Workshop: Introduction to Data Equity

 

Heather Krause, PStat
How racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. creep into data projects throughout the data lifecycle – with real world examples of each and checklists to take away for each stage of the lifecycle. By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Understand the seven key points in the process that prejudice and bias can creep in.
  • Know the key questions to ask at each key point to assess.
  • Have a checklist of items for each stage.
  • Have stories and talking points on hand for donors, executives, participants and stakeholders.
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11:00 AM – We All Count Q&A Session

Heather Krause, PStat
How racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. creep into data projects throughout the data lifecycle – with real world examples of each and checklists to take away for each stage of the lifecycle.

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11:30 AM – Research Talks I

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12:00 PM – Break

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM – Featured Speaker Introductions

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12:30 PM – 1:00 PM – Featured Speaker: Luke Shaefer

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1:00 PM – Online Programming: Contributed Presentations

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1:30 PM – Research Talks II

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2:30 PM – Break

2:40 PM – MyVoice Data Challenge, Finalist Presentations

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3:30 PM – MyVoice Data Challenge, Q&A + Judging

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February 26

9:45 AM – Opening Remarks

Sarah Beu, Evaluation Specialist, Center for Education Design, Evaluation and Research
Brianna Christy, Community Programs Coordinator, The Edward Ginsberg Center

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10:00 AM –Workshop: How to Create Data Visualizations using Best Practices

Sarah Gallagher & Danielle Norman
Join us virtually for an introductory workshop on quantitative data visualization. By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Learn how to interpret and display evidence based data in a visually pleasing and accessible way.
  • Breakout session in Excel, Advanced Excel, Tableau, and R.
  • Practice making your own visualizations.
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10:45 AM – Data Visualizations Breakout Sessions

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Excel Advanced Excel R Tableau

11:30 AM – Research Talks III

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12:00 PM – Break

12:15 PM – Featured Speaker Introductions

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12:30 PM – Featured Speaker: Bhramar Mukherjee, PhD

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1:00 PM – Featured Speaker: Timothy A. McKay, PhD

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1:30 PM – Research Talks IV

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2:30 PM – Break

2:40 PM – Organization Presentations

GWC, STATCOM, CTAC, CEDER

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3:30 PM – MIDAS Presentations

MyVoice Winners + Future Events

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4:00 PM – Closing Remarks

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Organizers

 

Sarah Beu
Evaluation Specialist
Center for Education Design, Evaluation and Research

 

Brianna Christy
Community Programs Coordinator
The Edward Ginsberg Center

 

Trisha Fountain
Education Program Manager
Michigan Institute for Data Science

 

Stephen Salerno
PhD Candidate
Department of Biostatistics

Symposium Sponsors

The School of Public Health Dean’s Fund