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The DSSI Summer Experience was created in partnership with faculty at City Colleges of Chicago; California State Fresno; Howard University; Morehouse College; North Carolina State University; University of Illinois, Chicago; The University of Texas, San Antonio; and The University of Chicago Data Science Institute. DSSI launched in 2023 with funding support from data.org and its Capacity Accelerator Network program.

The 2024 DSSI Summer Experience is an 8-week program that includes intensive coursework and research centered around natural language processing. During the program, students worked in teams on social impact data science projects with external partners from climate, health, policy, human rights, and financial inclusion organizations. Students honed their data science skills in research methodologies, practices, and teamwork while learning how to engage on a real world data science problem.

2024 Cohort

The 2024 DSSI Summer Experience cohort consists of 15 students from our partnering institutions:

 

2023 Cohort

Read more here about last year’s research projects and student experiences.

2023 Student Profiles

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

State of Illinois Commission on Equity & Inclusion

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Chicago Public Library

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Internet Equity

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Internet Equity

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

State of Illinois Commission on Equity & Inclusion

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

California for Pesticide Reform

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

California for Pesticide Reform

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Preventing Blindness

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Internet Equity

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Chicago Public Library

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Preventing Blindness

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

State of Illinois Commission on Equity & Inclusion

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Preventing Blindness

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

California for Pesticide Reform

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Preventing Blindness

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Internet Equity

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Chicago Public Library

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI)

Santiago holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Economics from Universidad Externado (Colombia). He is a second-year graduate student of the Master’s in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) at the University of Chicago. He worked at the Financial Stability Division at the Central Bank of Colombia, where he conducted data analysis, research, and policy recommendations focused on Colombia’s financial system. He has been a Data Science for All (DS4A) Fellow, an Imago Global Grassroots Fellow, and a Community Data Fellow at the Data Science Institute at the University of Chicago. Santiago is interested in designing, implementing, and analyzing policies and programs while leveraging quantitative, qualitative, and data science methods that could help organizations scale up their impact and improve people’s livelihoods.

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CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

Chicago Public Library

CAN Data Science Summer Experience 2023

California for Pesticide Reform

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