We will continue to support building our PIT network throughout GSU and promoting the work of the University Libraries data literacy programs and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies Data Science for Public Good Consortium. GSU will also continue our engagement with Georgia Tech.
Sally Wallace, Dean, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Faculty & Institution Building
Data Science for Public Service Consortium
The Data Science for Public Service Consortium (DS4PS) aims to deepen institutional capacity in schools of public affairs in the technical skills and ethical foundations needed to effectively harness the promise of PIT in the public and nonprofit sectors.
Cynthia Searcy, Associate Dean for Academic Innovation & Strategy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Educational Offerings; Career Pipeline/Placement
Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit)
The Public Interest Data Literacy (PIDLit) initiative will focus on first-year students and underrepresented groups, expanding programs promoting data literacy for the public good. Led by efforts from the University Library, Georgia State University is committed to preparing students for data careers, including those in the public interest. We offer training on a host of data analysis tools and methods and opportunities for students to network with community partners around real-world application of data science and public interest technology. By expanding our outreach to first-year students, we hope to encourage a career pipeline that is stronger and more diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, ability, gender and socioeconomic status.