Partner with the Kansas Data Science Consortium

Community Partners are organizations, businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies who have agreed to collaborate with the KDSC on the development of data science projects. This partnership brings real datasets and issues into the classroom, so students at universities across Kansas can gain hands-on experience. In turn, partners are granted access to the data analysis, visualzations, and insights generated by the students at low or no cost.

These projects are used in our Community Data Lab which currently runs in the spring semester at KU, K-State, and Wichita State. Although we are working to expand project work beyond the classroom, projects are currently only worked on during that time. Projects may be developed and datasets may be identified at any time, but we cannot guarantee students will be able to work on those projects until Spring 2024.

What is a data science project?

Because we take an interdisciplinary approach to data science we are able to work with all manner of data on all kinds of issues. We are currently working on projects which include photos, text, survey results, sensor readings, trade routes, and much more. This information is adapted to answer questions from our community partners. These questions are as varied as the partners which ask them. If your organization is seeking analysis, exploration, or insight, you could be a community partner.

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