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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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