Summer 2016 Data Science for Social Good

Application deadline:   March 1, 2016

The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2016 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for social benefit.

Who: Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students are invited to apply. Spring graduates are eligible for this program. Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply as long as their visa status allows them to be employed in U.S.

What: Each student will be part of a team working on a research project that has concrete relevance and impact to the local community on the theme of Urban Science. Projects will involve analysis and visualization of data on topics such as public health, sustainable urban planning, environmental protection, disaster response, crime prevention, education, transportation, governance, commerce, and social justice. Projects involve a range of stakeholders, including government officials, academic researchers, non-profit organizations, and the general public.

Where: Most work will be conducted on the UW campus in the WRF Data Science Studio, but some field excursions in the City of Seattle or King County may also be involved.

When: This is a 10-week long, full-time program beginning June 13th and ending August 19th 2016.

Compensation: Students will be given a stipend of $6,500 for the 10 weeks. Stipend payments will be disbursed through the UW payroll system on the 10th and 25th of each month.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://escience.washington.edu/get-involved/incubator-programs/data-science-for-social-good/

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