Data Science: HSI Training and Collaboration Workshop, September 16th – 17th, 2019


Data Science is becoming increasingly important for students and researchers in STEM fields. The HSI STEM Hub in collaboration with the West Big Data Innovation Hub is offering a two-day workshop for STEM faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions of higher education in the Western Region of the United States (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington) who would like to incorporate data science into their curriculum.

The two-day workshop, held at the University of Washington eScience Institute in Seattle during September 16th and 17th, will provide an overview of data science methods, as well as tools and approaches for incorporating data science in the STEM curriculum.


Priority will be given to applications received by August 4th. We will begin notifying participants on August 6th , and will consider applications until all slots are filled. Preference will be given to applicants from HSIs that are located in the Western states (Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington).

To participate, please complete this application: – This application is closed. 


Includes stipend for eligible attendees – $150

Travel support is available. More information can be found at:

Goals of the Workshop

  • Data Science Ideas: Participants will learn new ways that data science can be integrated into their curriculum.
  • Data Science Training: Participants will use techniques and tools for teaching data science.
  • Data Science Tools: Participants will gain experience in teaching using approaches such as live coding, computational notebooks, version control, etc.
  • Collaboration: Participants will collaboratively develop concepts for further joint network.
  • Ethics: Participants will incorporate ethics considerations into use of data science tools and methods.
  • Community Engagement: Participants will learn about applications of data science in community engagement (e.g., Data Science for Social Good).

Tentative Schedule

Day 1

  • What is data science?
  • The West Big Data Hub (Speaker: Sarah Stone & Christine Kirkpatrick).
  • Teaching how to do data science with notebooks and live coding (Speaker: Ariel Rokem).
  • Building a community around data science training (Speaker: Kate Hertweck).

Day 2

  • Data Science for Social Good + ethical considerations (Speaker: Anissa Tanweer).
  • Working with public sector partners and stakeholders (Speaker: Jose Hernandez).
  • Using the cloud for teaching and research (Speaker: Amanda Tan).
  • Brainstorming and conceptualization session.

Workshop Details

This workshop is supported by the West Big Data Innovation Hub (NSF Awards 1550312, 1550224, 1550328), the University of Washington eScience institute and National HSI STEM Resource Hub (NSF Awards 1832338, 1832338) Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed during the workshop are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Washington, the National Science Foundation, California State University- Northridge, or New Mexico State University.