The Sewanee DataLab makes the power of data analytics accessible for the greater good. We accomplish this by training and supporting a new generation of data scientists who work exclusively on social impact projects. The Sewanee DataLab seeks to expand the definition of data science and what it means to be a data scientist by training undergraduate students, academics, and professionals from a wide range of disciplines. Sewanee DataLab participants learn to understand and use data equitably to benefit those they serve.


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This summer, 20 DataLab interns from 4 colleges (The University of the South, University of Pikeville, Purdue University, and University of Maryland Baltimore County) are hard at work using data science to explore and address 7 pressing problems in public health, student wellbeing, equitable finance, environmental conservation, and more.

Below are highlights from the teams. 

Tickets are free but limited so please reserve yours in advance by RSVPing today. Join us for lightning talks and interactive demonstrations over food & drinks on July 20th at 5:00 pm CT at Blackman Auditorium (or virtually) for our DataLab 2022 Data Fest.

You will experience the work of our 7 teams through lightning talks followed by interactive demonstrations over food and drinks at DuPont Library across the street. Data science practitioners, civic change-makers, friends of DataLab, as well as community members are all welcome. 

DataLab 2021_A group picture of summer interns (including a virtual intern), the team of instructors, and friends of DataLab taken on July 30th after presenting their finished products to their partners, fellow interns, and the Sewanee community.

More information on the four DataLab 2021 projects is linked below.

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What was your experience being part of DataLab?

"Our work has promoted real social change, and the purpose of our project really resonated with all of us. The work we've done will help move the Zanmi Kafe Project forward and help to reduce Sewanee's impact on the environment" Caroline Willett, C'23 was part of the Carbon Sequestration team, DataLab 2021

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