The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute welcomed its second cohort of summer research fellows on June 1. The DSI Summer Research Program engages students who are interested in carrying out data science-related research with a Vanderbilt faculty member and integrates them into the institute’s community of data science scholars. This year the program is expanding its mission, as students will be required to dedicate at least 30 percent of their time working on COVID-19 related projects.
DSI awarded fellowships to 18 undergraduate students with diverse academic backgrounds and research interests for summer 2020. In the current environment of remote research and learning, DSI has adapted to deliver workshops and educational content seamlessly online, allowing undergraduate students an opportunity to contribute to meaningful and impactful work over the summer.
The summer fellows will engage in 10 weeks of research with their faculty mentors, enhance their data science skills through online workshops conducted by the data science team, and become more articulate leaders through weekly demonstrations.
Director of Undergraduate Research Thomas Palmeri, Chief Data Scientist Jesse Spencer-Smith and Assistant Director Amanda Harding lead the DSI-SRP.
To learn more about the Summer Research Program, visit the Data Science Institute website.