What exactly is the Sewanee DataLab?

The Sewanee DataLab is an eight-week summer program that uses data from social impact projects to train students in data analytics. The DataLab trains students in the statistical computing language R.  Sewanee DataLab participants learn to understand and use data positively and equitably, while developing a range of other professional skills such as project and client management as well as the ability to effectively communicate the value of their work.

Who can participate?

The Sewanee DataLab 2022 summer program will primarily recruit students and faculty from the University of the South, schools in the Appalachian College Association, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation network of colleges, and students and faculty from our partner organizations: Meharry Medical College Public Health Program, CodeCrew and Civic Hacker. Students and faculty from other institutions will also be considered as space allows. We additionally welcome inquiries from organizations seeking data analyses support on social and environmental impact projects.

Where does the Sewanee DataLab take place?

The Sewanee DataLab takes place on the campus of the University of the South, which is located in Sewanee, TN between Chattanooga and Nashville, on a beatiful 13,000 acre wooded campus

What does it cost to participate in the Sewanee DataLab?

The 2022 summer session of Sewanee DataLab will be free of cost to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. 

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