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Data+ is a full-time ten week summer research experience that welcomes Duke undergraduate and masters students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. It is suitable for students from all class years and from all majors.
Students join small project teams (at most 3 undergrads and 1 masters per team), working alongside other teams in a communal environment. They learn how to marshal, analyze, and visualize data, while gaining broad exposure to the modern world of data science. The projects (see below) come from an extremely diverse set of subject areas.i It is our hope that students will be able to both work deeply into their specific project and get a very broad picture of most of the skills needed for modern data science.
Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, out of which they must arrange their own housing and travel . Funding and infrastructure support are provided by a wide range of departments, schools, and initiatives from across Duke University, as well as by outside industry and community partners. Participants may not accept employment or take classes during the program; this requirement is strictly enforced and non-negotiable..
Data+ is typically a program where students have dedicated workspace within Gross Hall at Duke University. Last summer (2020), Data+ ran entirely remotely due to the pandemic, and was quite successful. We are currently awaiting university guidance for Summer 2021, and hope to update this site shortly as to whether Data+ 2021 will be in-person or remote. In either case, it will happen!
The program runs from Monday, June 1st until Friday, August 6th 2021. Students must be in the program, with no exceptions. The application deadline is Feb. 26, 2021, but we will evaluate applications on a rolling basis, so please get your applications in as soon as you can!