Broadening Participation of Students of Color in Data Science: Centering Creativity and Community


Time: 3-4:30PM EST



Tasha Austin, Advisory Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Director of Deloitte’s AI Institute for Government
Nettrice Gaskins, Ph.D., Assistant Director, STEAM Learning Lab, Lesley University
Tiffany Oliver, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biology, Spelman College & Tamika Williamson, CPA, Associate Director of Budgets and Contracts, Spelman College
R. N. Uma, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science, Department of Mathematics and Physics, North Carolina Central University
Sharon Tettegah, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, STEM initiatives, University of California Santa Barbara
Victor Hicks, Coding with Culture 

Moderated by: Janett Walters-Williams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Hampton University

Expanding access to Data Science careers is the object of much discussion across industry and higher education. This panel will highlight programs and efforts to broaden the participation of African American students in data and computing. What distinguishes these approaches is that they move beyond usual practices to center students’ humanity, creativity, social consciousness and community spirit to engage and empower them to tackle data problems.


This session is organized by Claudia Scholz, Director for Research Development, School of Data Science

This session is sponsored by Deloitte AI Institute for Government

There is no need to register for this individual session, to register for Datapalooza go here.