Ten Dominican University students have been chosen to participate in the competitive National Data Mine Network – out of just 122 awards across the U.S. The Purdue University Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, gives selected students a $5,000 stipend and real-world data science experience working with corporations. The goal is to provide students at minority-serving institutions access to cutting-edge courses, research opportunities, and industry partnerships.
“The National Data Mine Network allows students at Dominican to become exposed to the intense research conducted at Purdue University, all while continuing to receive personal mentoring from the tight-knit relationships they’ve established with Dominican faculty,” said Jovan Zigic, Instructor of Mathematics and Physics.
This year, Dominican University students have been assigned to work with corporate partners in diverse industries such as aerospace, cosmetics, chemical manufacturing, and healthcare. Data Science is an emerging interdisciplinary STEM field which leverages access to large amounts of data toward creating innovative business or scientific solutions.