Project: Supporting Student Success in Environmental Data Science at Minority Serving Institutions

In 2021, EDSIN network organizations (Native BioData Consortium, Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative, The RIOS Institute - formerly SCORE-UBE Network, The Carpentries, National Ecological Observation Network, Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement, Sara Bolduc Planning and Evaluation), led by the Academic Data Science Alliance, received funding from the National Science Foundation to convene current and past faculty of Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to examine student success in environmental data science at these institutions. Following a series of meetings and workshops of the two working groups, a feedback form was distributed to the broader community to weigh-in on the working groups' findings. 

We are pleased to announce that the first draft of our Exploratory Report synthesizing the work of these efforts is now available!

Please take time to review the report and add any additional comments you feel are relevant to these efforts by 16 June. The leadership team will then incorporate them back into the final report to be made available on Zenodo later in the month. If you have any questions about the project, please contact Dr. Micaela Parker, the project PI, at

This project is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant DUE-2135830. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.