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Data Science Bootcamp applications CLOSE on the 16th

To build ties across the liberal arts, during January 2020, Williams will offer its first-ever Data Science Bootcamp for faculty in the humanities, arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and athletics. Participants will receive exemption from Winter Study teaching, as well as a $4,000 stipend and a $1,000 budget (reimbursable) for technology needs. This bootcamp is generously funded by an external grant from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation. All Williams faculty (regardless of type of appointment, rank, and title) are eligible to apply. We will admit up to 10 participants, and we are especially interested in receiving applications from the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

As a participant in the bootcamp, you will:

(1) Learn about the field of data science and how it could become part of your teaching and research by hearing from guest speakers,

(2) Complete data science education modules designed for beginners (on coding, data acquisition, data cleaning, and data visualization), and

(3) Conceive and begin to approach a project in your field that involves a data science perspective.

We know that January is an important time for course planning, research, and rest! To allow you time for these endeavors, we have planned the bootcamp to meet for four days per week for three weeks, with required attendance beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending by noon or 1:00 p.m. each day. You can view the bootcamp schedule at:


In addition, you’ll meet once per month (February – April) with a member of the Data Science Bootcamp Team, in order to update us on the project you initiate in January.

Applications for the bootcamp are due October 16. We will invite participants by October 25.

To apply, please fill out an application  at http://bit.ly/WSDataSciBootcampApp

Please address any questions to Chad Topaz, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, cmt6@williams.edu.

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