The HBCU Data Science Consortium presents its annual Data Science Celebration themed Data Science of Social Impact, on March 31 – April 1, 2023 in Atlanta, GA. Join us as we cultivate our professional learning community and network around data science education and research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We invite both HBCU faculty and student participation to disseminate their research and student engagement projects around data science topics. In addition to faculty and student professional development in data science, the event will also promote funding, partnership and collaboration opportunities. Our new HBCU-Data Science Student Ambassadors are invited to disseminate chapter outcomes and gain ideas as well as strategies for future planning.


Dr. Talitha Washington

Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium Data Science Initiative

Dr. Stephanie Miller

Senior Data Science Researcher

Shari Tucker

Project Manager, U.S. Department of State (Office of Management Strategy & Solutions Center for Analytics)

Jeremy Lawson

CEO & Co-Founder, Salynt

Dr. Ralph Watkins

Peachtree Associate Professor of Evangelism & Church Growth, Columbia Theological Seminary

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08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration and Welcome Continental Breakfast All Participants

09:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Plenary Session (Welcome and Workshop Overview) All Participants

09:15 AM - 10:00 AM

Plenary Session Speaker All Participants

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Speaker (All Participants)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

HBCU-DSC Board panel discussion
Who are we? (Challenges & Successes) (All Participants)

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM


01:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Transition to the session

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM

Industry - Joint Session:
Speaker/Moderator/Activity All Participants

02:00 PM - 02:15 PM


02:15 PM - 03:00 PM

Speaker/Moderator/Activity All Participants

08:30 AM - 09:00 AM

Registration and Welcome Continental Breakfast
Consortium Pitch

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Guest Speaker All Participants

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Student Poster Presentations / Judging Prizes / (Virtual Posters)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM


11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Student Discussion Session
Student Roundtable Session (Panel) - Pitch to start DSSAs on your campus

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Lunch session - Next Steps
Session Evaluation

Disclaimer: The agenda for the event displayed is subject to change. We strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, but unforeseen circumstances may necessitate adjustments to the schedule. We encourage all attendees to check for updates regularly and apologize for any inconvenience caused by last-minute changes.

Announcement Call for Presentation / Posters

The HBCU Data Science Consortium is interested in posters of data science that validate important research issues or showcase realistic applications that impact the HBCU community and community partners.