How We Access, Create, Share, and Understand Information Is Evolving
midd.data provides equitable and inclusive access to powerful technological tools, develops the skills to apply them across disciplines, and supports the critical exploration of their possibilities and promise.
Data and digital methodologies are as central to a 21st-century liberal arts education as reading and writing.
We can use data and digital tools to combine and create information in unprecedented ways. Understanding these tools, techniques, and methods, and applying them in the context of Middlebury’s liberal arts curriculum, is at the heart of MiddData.
- Build the digital and data skills and habits of mind essential for success both in college and in the world.
- Access data and digital tools that make connections across the curriculum, from the physical sciences to social sciences, from economics to languages and the humanities.
- Understand not only how to use technology, but also how to apply values and ethics to its personal, professional, and societal use.
Projects like The Collinwood Fire, 1908, a digital interactive book and animated short film (pictured here), integrate digital scholarship into the study of history and culture.
See more featured projects that demonstrate how midd.data is transforming inquiry and pedagogy throughout Middlebury.
Our Partners across the Institution
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Funding and Support
midd.data can help support your digital and data projects in several ways. Reach out to us before you submit your proposal and we’ll work with you to develop a plan.
We offer micro grants of up to $1,000 to support scholarly and pedagogical efforts using any of a wide array of data and digital methodologies.More about micro grants
We offer both semester and full-year fellowships for colleagues planning to pursue digital or data-oriented scholarship during research leaves.More about leave-year fellowships
| 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.
ITS is excited to announce, thanks to generous contributions from our infrastructure technology partners, in the coming months we will be updating and expanding the high-speed networking and storage capabilities of the Ada high-performance computing (HPC) platform.
| by Mike Roy
The midd.data steering committee is happy to announce the latest round of micro grants for summer projects and new faculty leave year fellowship awards.