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 5th annual Data for Public Good Symposium hosted by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). The symposium will launch virtually on Thursday, March 24, 2022 and Friday, March 25th and will showcase the many research efforts and university/community partnerships that focus on improving humanity by using data for the public good. Registration is free and open to all!


March 24

09:45 AM – Opening Remarks

11:00 AM – Q & A Session

Rachel Elsinga, MBA, MPP

11:30 AM – Break

March 25

09:45 AM – Opening Remarks

11:30 AM – Break

12:00 PM – Research Talks II

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2:00 PM – Research Talks III

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3:00 PM – Research Talks IV

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4:00 PM – Closing Remarks

Planning Committee

Sara Beu

Evaluation Specialist

Center for Education Design, Evaluation and Research

Kristin Burgard

Partnerships Coordinator

Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Brianna Christy

Technical Assistance, Evaluation, and Assessment Manager

The Edward Ginsberg Center

Efrén Cruz Cortés

Data Science Fellow

Michigan Institute for Data Science

Stephen Salerno

PhD Candidate

Department of Biostatistics

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. MIDAS collaborates with community partners and supports the application of data science into impactful products, services, and policies, towards a better data-enabled society through their Data Science for Social Good initiative. 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.

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Symposium Sponsors