For the second consecutive year, Cal State San Bernardino will be one of the sites of a data science summer fellowship program offered through the Data Science Career Pathways in the Inland Empire Program, funded by a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant that links six area Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

The eight-week Data Science Summer Fellowship Camp for undergraduates and graduate students, will provide data science training and team-based projects based on real-world data sets under the supervision of faculty and industry advisors, said Yunfei Hou, an associate professor in the CSUSB School of Computer Science and Engineering. The camp runs June 23-Aug. 18.

The deadline to apply for the summer fellowship is March 31. To apply for the fellowship program visit DS Path Summer Fellowship Application website. A virtual information session on the program was held on March 24.

The fellowship, which includes a $5,000 stipend supported by the NSF, has the goal of creating flexible pathways for data science education in the inland region through the six HSIs in the partnership, said Hou, who is the principal investigator at CSUSB for the grant.

The partnership includes CSUSB, UC Riverside, Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College, Norco College and San Bernardino Valley College.

The goal of the DS-PATH partnership is to broaden participation in the data science-enabled fields through community partnerships, internships and fellowship programs by creating a pipeline that starts with outreach opportunities at the high-school level, continues with undergraduate experiences and innovative bridge pathways from other majors, and culminates in professional master’s degrees.

The NSF grant will also work to provide students with practical and first-hand learning opportunities, develop a community of partners to provide local, tangible and impactful data science projects, and broaden and increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in data science, said Hou.

Learn more at Data Science Career Pathways in the Inland Empire.