Chico State Data Science Initative

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Paid summer research opportunity- Basic needs and food insecurity among college students

By Robin Donatello on April 7, 2021

The Chico STEM connections collaborative (CSC2) offers a summer undergraduate research program (UGR Program) to eligible students who are at least in their second semester of their sophomore year. Students are eligible to participate in CSC² programs and services if they are: Hispanic, or first generation college student, or low income, AND Enrolled as a student in one of these majors. The Center for Healthy Communities is partnering with the Data Science Initiative to host 1-2 students to research basic needs and food insecurity among college students.

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Sofware Carpentry Workshop for Website Building

on February 10, 2021

This event has been postponed due to unforseen and unavoidable circumstances. We will be rescheduling this event for Summer. We are considering expanding the workshop an additional 2 days to include more lessons on R programming. Registered participants want a refund please email We apologize for the inconvenience. Ever wish you had a way to showcase your work inside and out of the classroom? A place to share materials with students, or to blog about current research and developments in your field?

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Spring internship opportunity

By DSI Coordinator on December 11, 2020

The Data Science Initiative is partnering with the Center for Healthy Communities to offer a virtual internship experience this Spring. This flexible, 3 unit internship is focused on the management, analysis and reporting of data through a variety of projects relating to basic needs and our community’s health. This is a great opportunity for students who need to complete the Capstone for the Data Science Certificate or students who need additional units to round out their schedules.

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Extended hours for Community coding! Spring 20

By Robin Donatello on January 22, 2020

Hours & Location MW 10-12, Tehama 116 T 2-4, Butte 518 W 5:30-7pm Butte 518 R 4-6pm Butte 518 F 1-2pm, 3-4pm, Butte 518 Flyer with hours: What is community coding? Taking a programming class this semester? Or a class doing statistical data analysis? Have a pet programming/data science project you’re working on? Students, staff, faculty, and the public are invited to join our Community Coding sessions. Bring your computer, coding projects, and your questions to this open working environment.

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