NEON Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network

04/02/2019 - 7:00am to 04/04/2019 - 5:00pm
Center Green Auditorium

Bringing Conversations on Diversity and Inclusion in Data Science to the Environmental Sciences, sponsored by NEON Battelle

NOTE:  Applications for in-person participation are now closed. However, you can participate in the conference remotely. Find more about remote participation options.  

Growth in large ecological datasets and large environmental synthesis projects has resulted in the need for a diverse workforce with technical data science skills. A variety of organizations support underrepresented groups entering the data science field through training, mentoring, and networking opportunities. However, many of these initiatives have been developed in isolation, limiting opportunities for an exchange of ideas and lessons learned.  The Environmental Data Science Inclusion Network (EDSIN) is intended to strengthen initiatives across existing alliances and organizations to recruit and retain individuals from underrepresented groups in data science careers.

Who Should Participate

  • Researchers focusing on recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups in STEM fields, quantitative biology education, or related areas
  • Project leaders for STEM programs serving underrepresented groups 
  • Employers committed to hiring and retaining a diverse data science workforce
  • Mentors with experience working with students and early career professionals underrepresented in STEM 
  • Evaluators doing work with STEM education programs
  • Educators who teach data science skills to learners of all ages
  • Anyone with strong interest in being part of these discussions and the developing network 

For more information, see the webpage at: https://qubeshub.org/community/groups/edsin