Community Data Lab

This capstone-like class invites students with an interest in data science to spend a semester working on real-world projects provided by community partners from across Kansas and beyond. Every spring we create a supportive environment for hands-on learning where students can develop their skills, challenge themselves, and gain valuable experience.

Cultivating data-driven solutions is rewarding work. Students often find that this experience is valued by potential employers and that skills learned in the Community Data Lab are flexible and broadly applicable to future studies or careers.

During the semester, we expect students to learn or improve their skills in:

  • Data management and wrangling
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Statistical inference and prediction
  • Computer Programming
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Problem solving
  • Communication


Additional information about this program and details on community partners is available here.