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Can your organization be a Data Science for the Common Good (DS4CG) partner? 

Here are some questions to consider:

  • Do you have a large volume of data, or data from disparate sources? 
  • Do you lack the time or resources to make use of the data?
  • Do you have a strategic question that can be addressed with data?
  • Can you devote staff time to working with a student team over a 12-week summer session (on average 1-2 hours per week)?

If the answers to these questions is Yes, contact us to discuss becoming a partner organization!


How does it work?

  1. We work with you to define a problem that can be addressed with data science.
  2. We assign two or more DS4CG fellows to work on the problem over a 12-week summer session. Students are paid by UMass Amherst, work on-campus, and are supervised by UMass faculty and industry mentors.
  3. Weekly status calls or meetings are held for discussion and status reports.
  4. A final presentation is held, followed by transfer of deliverables.