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Data for Public Good Symposium

Feb 25, 2021
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
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via videoconference

As both consumers and purveyors of information, how we interact with data is ever evolving. Now, more than ever, data for good represents a diverse and interdisciplinary effort to engage, educate, and empower the world around us. Statistics in the Community (STATCOM), the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER), and the Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC) invite you to attend the 4th annual Data for Public Good Symposium hosted by the Michigan Institute for Data Science. The symposium will launch virtually on Thursday, February 25, 2021 and will showcase the many research efforts and university/community partnerships that focus on improving humanity by using data for the public good.

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STATCOM is a community outreach organization offering the expertise of statistics graduate students – free of charge – to nonprofit governmental and community organizations. CTAC is a community-university partnership convened to serve a universal need identified by community partners around data and evaluation. CEDER is a School of Education center devoted exclusively to offering high-quality designs, evaluations, and research on teaching, learning, leadership, and policy at multiple levels of education. This symposium is part of our effort to bring together university organizations that promote similar ideals and individuals whose research provides a service for the greater good.

For questions, please contact [email protected].

We invite you to share your expertise with us by submitting an abstract in one of the following areas:

  • Demonstration of a completed or ongoing community-university partnership
  • New methodology and tools that provide a service to humanity
  • Real-world applications of data for public good, including, but not limited to:
    • Public health and medicine
    • Social justice and equity
    • Politics and civic engagement
    • K-12 and higher education
    • Climate change and sustainability

Submission Deadline: November 25, 2020 by 11:59 pm. Please register and submit your abstract online.

Submission Format and Procedure: Please include a title, a list of authors, and their affiliations. The main body of the abstract should be no more than 300 words and should include a summary of the partnership or research and methods, main results, and impact. Please do not include figures, tables, or a bibliography in the abstract. Please indicate whether you prefer a virtual oral presentation or virtual poster. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in length and may consist of one or multiple presenters. The Data for Public Good Committee will try their best to accommodate your preference. Presenters will be notified no later than December 11th.


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