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    Introduction to Data 2022 Summer Course

    In the summer of 2022, midd.data launched a new credit-bearing “Introduction to Data” summer course designed to provide students from backgrounds that have historically been underrepresented in data science with new opportunities to learn about and participate in the field. 

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    Data Science Across The Disciplines: A New Course

    | by Caitlin Myers

    This winter term five faculty colleagues from Math, Art History, Biology, Economics, and Japanese designed and piloted a new course blending a traditional introduction to data science with immersive project-based applications across four disciplines. Students with no prior data science experience spent their mornings learning how to use the statistical software package R to wrangle and extract meaning from data, and their afternoons critically applying these skills to research projects on topics ranging from seventeenth-century Dutch art to tick-borne disease to Japanese pop culture to abortion policy.

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    “Why’d You Stop Me?” META Lab Works with the Salinas City Hall to Assess De-Escalation Police Policies

    | by Phil Murphy and Director of META Lab

    Phil Murphy writes about a META Lab team that worked with the Salinas, California city hall on a project called “Evaluation of strengthening relations between law enforcement and the community”  that was solicited by City Hall in Salinas, CA in the wake of three police shootings in a one month span. The META Lab was asked to measure the efficacy of the program. The project was initiated in July, 2016 and concluded in July of 2018.

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