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U495P·SUNDAY WORKSHOP: An Approach to Integrating Data Science into multiple STEM+C undergraduate courses
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Sun. June 25, 2023 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Room 317, Baltimore Convention Center
Session Description

Free ticketed event
As data-driven work is becoming increasingly important across all disciplines, undergraduates in all domains can benefit from an understanding of data science. We formed a project that brings together instructors and researchers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing (STEM+C) disciplines and an education research and consulting group. Over the course of six semesters, we have collected instructor interview data, student surveys and student work and received feedback from a panel of industry members to analyze how data science modules, integrated with existing domain specific-curriculum, support students' learning of data science and to identify key considerations for integrating data science concepts across STEM+C disciplines. In this workshop, instructors from three different universities who developed and implemented these data science modules will share their experiences integrating data science into their courses. Participants will receive resources including access to the developed modules and facilitation guides. This will be followed by guided table discussions among the participants to share their own barriers to and ideas about integrating data science into their courses.

  1. Dr. Erin Henrick
    Vanderbilt University

    Dr. Henrick is an education researcher, evaluator, professional development provider, speaker, and author. Dr. Henrick is a professional development facilitator for the Research+Practice Collaboratory and has facilitated over seven National Science Foundation CSforALL workshops, supporting teams of researchers and education practitioners to develop high functioning research-practice partnerships aimed at ensuring that all students in the United States have access to high quality computer science education. Dr. Henrick has facilitated sessions for the Education Leadership Institute at Union University, focused on developing school leaders' capacities to use continuous improvement methodologies and view improvement as an organizational issue that requires improvement across multiple layers of a system. Dr. Henrick has also served as faculty for the Governor's Academy for School Leadership at Vanderbilt University, leading sessions on parental engagement, improving instruction at scale, and improvement science. Dr. Henrick is a graduate of the Vanderbilt Ed.D. LPO program.

  2. Dr. Kang Xia

    Kang Xia received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1997), M.S. from Louisiana State University (1993), and B.S. from Beijing Agricultural University (1989). She was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1997-1998), an Assistant Professor at Kansas State University (1998-2001), University of Georgia (2002-2005), and Assistant Professor, Dept. of Chemistry,Mississippi State University (2006-2010), an Associate Professor at Mississippi State University (2010- 2011) and at Virginia Tech (2011-2016). She also served as Director for Re-search Division and Industrial and Agricultural Services Division, Mississippi State Chemical Laboratory (2006-2011). She is currently a Professor at Virginia Tech (2016-present). She has served as adhoc reviewer for a number of scientific journals and funding agencies. She served as associate editor for the Journal of Environmental Quality
    and the Soil Science Society of America Journal. She is an expert on method development for analysis of organic chemicals in environmental matrixes and environmental occurrence, fate, and impact of organic chemicals. She has successfully managed and accomplished close to $11 million federal and state funded
    interdisciplinary environmental projects. She has published 67 peer-reviewed papers, 6 book chapters, and given 126 professional presentations. She holds membership of the American Chemical Society , the Soil Science Society of America, and SigmaXi.

  3. Dr. Steven X. Jiang
    North Carolina A&T State University (CoE)

    Dr. Steven Jiang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. He received his PhD in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University. His research interests include Human Systems Integration, Visual Analytics, and Engineering Education. He has received over $6 million grants from federal and state agencies. He is a member of ASEE, IISE, HFES.