Update: Data Science for Diverse Scholars in Down Syndrome Research (DS3) Course

This summer, the INCLUDE Data Coordinating Center (DCC) hosted an in-person, immersive summer course in data sciences known as the Data Science for Diverse Scholars in Down Syndrome Research (DS3).

This course provided training in the basics of generation, identification and collection of high content multidimensional datasets; their management, analysis, and visualization; as well as the development of key professional skills required for the career advancement of diverse trainees. The event curriculum was created to fulfill three important aims:

1. To teach students how to perform FAIR research in the INCLUDE Data Hub and Beyond.

2. To train students in the skills necessary for big data management, analysis, and visualization.

3. To empower diverse trainees with professional skills necessary for career advancement.

Eleven students from across the US traveled to the University of Colorado Boulder, campus in Boulder, Colorado to attend the course. Each student was a graduate student or early-stage postdoctoral fellow, a member of an underrepresented minority group and interested in Down syndrome research and data sciences. All travel, Lodging, and per diem expenses were supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) INCLUDE Project.

The INCLUDE DCC would like to thank Mary Allen, PhD, Robin Dowell, PhD, Matt Galbraith, PhD, Joaquin Espinosa, PhD, and all our speakers and instructors for their invaluable help with this event. A full list of our instructors, planning committee and event details are included in the DS3 course booklet.

Congrats to the DS3 class of 2022!

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