Data+ 2021 Applications are now open! See below for our summer 2021 project listings.
Data+ is a full-time ten week summer research experience that welcomes Duke undergraduate and masters students interested in exploring new data-driven approaches to interdisciplinary challenges. It is suitable for students from all class years and from all majors.
Students join small project teams (at most 3 undergrads and 1 masters per team), working alongside other teams in a communal environment. They learn how to marshal, analyze, and visualize data, while gaining broad exposure to the modern world of data science. The projects (see below) come from an extremely diverse set of subject areas.i It is our hope that students will be able to both work deeply into their specific project and get a very broad picture of most of the skills needed for modern data science.
Participants will receive a $5,000 stipend, out of which they must arrange their own housing and travel . Funding and infrastructure support are provided by a wide range of departments, schools, and initiatives from across Duke University, as well as by outside industry and community partners. Participants may not accept employment or take classes during the program; this requirement is strictly enforced and non-negotiable..
Data+ is typically a program where students have dedicated workspace within Gross Hall at Duke University. Last summer (2020), Data+ ran entirely remotely due to the pandemic, and was quite successful. We are currently awaiting university guidance for Summer 2021, and hope to update this site shortly as to whether Data+ 2021 will be in-person or remote. In either case, it will happen!
The program runs from Monday, June 1st until Friday, August 6th 2021. Students must be in the program, with no exceptions. The application deadline is Feb. 26, 2021, but we will evaluate applications on a rolling basis, so please get your applications in as soon as you can!
You will find the projects planned for summer 2021 below. Click on the project names to learn more. Please indicate the number of the projects you choose when you apply; you may list up to three choices in ranked order of preference. If you are seeing this page in December 2020, please note that more projects may be added in the coming weeks; there will be eventually be approximately 30 projects listed!
Due to the nature of the data involved in some of the projects, human subjects research training will be required of all participants and will be provided after admission to the program. With each project, we have attempted to list potential majors and/or interests that might be most interested in the project, but these should not be seen as requirements in any way! Quantitative STEM majors like mathematics, computer science, statistics, and electrical engineering are relevant to all.
TO APPLY: Please visit https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/1032 and complete your application.
Check out what some of our 2020 Data+ students had to say about their projects and their experience in Data+ below: