Data Clubs for Middle School Youth

Developing data science materials and activities for after-school and summer experiences

Lead Staff:
Andee Rubin
Project Staff:
Traci Higgins
Tracey Wright

Summary

The Data Clubs project develops, implements, and tests four new modules on data science for middle school youth that bring together powerful Computer Science tools with engaging, curated data sets. It is implemented in rural and urban settings, including the 4-H SPIN Clubs in Maine and a local partner in the Boston area. The project is interested in broadening participation in this emerging field before stereotypes about who participates becomes entrenched.

Professional development for teachers in Maine whose students want to use existing datasets in their science fair projects will also be developed.

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