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TRAINING THE FUTURE GENERATION OF DATA SCIENTISTS

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2023 Application Deadlines
Graduates: Jan. 31st
Undergraduates: Feb. 5th
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Susan Chen
Susan Chen, Ph.D.
DSPG Director
AAEC Associate Professor
and Graduate Program Director

"The program provides students with experiential learning that includes exposure to data analytic tools, so they, in turn, can make a meaningful impact on our agriculture and rural communities. The students’ experiences go beyond data analytics. A strong component of the program is learning how to interpret, apply, and present policy-specific solutions to the relevant governmental and state agencies. This allows them to see the real-life implications of their work."

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This work is supported by the Data Analytics in Agriculture, Community, and Rural Economics (DATA-ACRE) program, grant no. 2022-67037-36639 / project accession no. 2021-10424, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and should not be construed to represent any official USDA or U.S. Government determination or policy.

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Nathaniel Porter, co-principal investigator, and University Libraries’ social science data consultant and data education coordinator, teaching computer languages. Photo by Melissa Vidmar for Virginia Tech.
Nathaniel Porter, co-principal investigator, and University Libraries’ social science data consultant and data education coordinator, teaching computer languages. Photo by Melissa Vidmar for Virginia Tech.

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