IMPROVE COLLECTIVE OUTCOMES
Andrew Kapral, Director
Data & Society Minor
This new minor, set to launch in fall 2020, is in partnership with the Honors College. The minor combines critical thinking with real world engagement to create relevant skills for interpreting and understanding data science.
Data Analytics in Student Hands (DASH)
DASH is a co-curricular Honors College program focused on engaging undergraduate students in projects designed to use data to address community needs.The program gives a group of students full-time research positions to work in small teams to make different mobile projects for community partners. It was launched in 2014 under The Honors College’s Data and Community Health initiative. In the summer of 2018, DASH inaugurated its first Pharis fellows, and worked on hypergraphs and health.
Project Engagement Encouraging Rising Students (PEERS)
The PEERS program seeks to introduce data science principles to the Houston K-12 community and other outside audiences by using project-based learning. The is a community health initiative that rethinks the typical structure of existing mentorship programs. Teams of four from HISD high schools will be presented with an annual challenge in the fields of STEM and community health.
Our office is located in Suite 205 on the second floor of the
Durga D. and Sushila Agrawal Engineering Research Building.