Do you have experience in working alongside community partners in data analysis or program evaluation? Do you want to connect with others who are using their skills for public good? National efforts from organizations such as DataKind, Data Science for Social Good, and Statistics without Borders have been expanding in recent years as more individuals recognize their potential to impact social change. Great things can happen when individuals are empowered to dedicate time, resources, and knowledge to the pursuit of public good. Whether we work in the foreground or the background, we can all contribute to improving the lives of those around us.
Statistics in the Community (STATCOM), in collaboration with the Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) and the Community Technical Assistance Collaborative (CTAC), invite you to attend the 2nd Annual Data for Public Good Symposium hosted by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). The symposium will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 and will showcase the many research efforts and community-based partnerships at U-M that focus on improving humanity by using data for public good. If you are interested in attending, please register here.
10:00 – 10:30: Registration and Networking
10:30 – 11:30: Presentations
- Partners for Preschool: The Added Value of Learning Activities at Home During the Preschool Year, Amanda Ketner, School of Education
- University-Community Partnership to Support Ambitious STEM Teaching: Leveraging University of Michigan expertise in education, research, and evaluation to support innovative, interactive teaching across the S.E. Michigan region and beyond, C. S. Hearn, Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER)
- Open Data Flint, Stage II, Kaneesha Wallace, MICHR
- Research-Practice Partnerships at the Youth Policy Lab, A Foster, ISR Youth Policy Lab and School of Education
- The LOOP Estimator: Adjusting for Covariates in Randomized Experiments, Edward Wu, Statistics
11:30 – 01:00: Lunch/Poster Session
01:00 – 02:00: Presentations
- Barrier Busters: Unconditional Cash Transfers as a Strategy to Promote Economic Self-Sufficiency, Elise Gahan, School of Public Health
- Implementing Trauma-Informed Care at University Libraries, Monte-Angel Richardson, School of Social Work
- Why did the global crude oil price start to rise again after 2016?, Shin Heuk Kang, Economics
- Poverty and economic hardship in Michigan communities: Data from the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS), Natalie Fitzpatrick, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy
- Understanding Networks of Influence on U.S. Congressional Members’ Public Personae on Twitter, Angela Schopke, Chris Bredernitz, Caroline Hodge, School of Information
02:00 – 02:30: UM Student Organization Presentations
02:30 – 04:30: Workshop Debrief & Closing
About the Organizers: STATCOM is a community outreach organization offering the expertise of statistics graduate students – free of charge – to nonprofit governmental and community organizations. CTAC is a community-university partnership convened to serve a universal need identified by community partners around data and evaluation. CEDER is a School of Education center devoted exclusively to offering high-quality designs, evaluations, and research on teaching, learning, leadership, and policy at multiple levels of education. This symposium is part of our effort to bring together university organizations that promote similar ideals and individuals whose research provides a service for the greater good.
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