SoDA Ph.D. Program a topic of discussion at National Academies Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education

On June 13, Burt Monroe delivered remarks about the Penn State Social Data Analytics (SoDA) doctoral program to a meeting of Roundtable on Data Science Postsecondary Education, hosted in Washington, DC, by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

The meeting, titled "Programs and Approaches for Data Science Education at the PhD Level" was convened to "bring together data scientists and educators in academia and industry to 1) learn about the content and organization of new and emerging data science PhD programs, and 2) discuss alternatives for structuring PhD programs including stand-alone PhDs, domain-based concentrations, and interdisciplinary IGERT programs."

Monroe was invited to discuss the unique social science centered approach and organization of the SoDA PhD and its development from the NSF-funded Big Data Social Science IGERT.

You can view Monroe's remarks, titled "Social Scientific Data Science: Building the Penn State Ph.D. Programs in Social Data Analytics," along with those of the other panelists -- or read the Written Highlights for a summary -- here: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/BMSA/DEPS_185819