PROJECTData4Kids: Virtually Teaching Kids about Data Science

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  • Jonathan Schwabish
    Senior Fellow, Urban Institute

    Jonathan Schwabish is a senior fellow in the Income and Benefits Policy Center and a member of Urban’s communications team, where he specializes in data visualization and presentation design. His research agenda includes disability insurance, retirement security, data measurement, and nutrition policy.

    Schwabish is considered a leader in the data visualization field and is a leading voice for clarity and accessibility in research. He has written on how to best visualize data, including technical aspects of creation, design best practices, and how to communicate social science research in more accessible ways.

    Claire Bowen
    Principal Research Associate, Urban Institute

    Claire McKay Bowen is a Principal Research Associate at the Urban Institute. Her research focuses on assessing the quality of differentially private data synthesis methods and science communication. In 2021, the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies identified her as an emerging leader in statistics for her technical contributions and leadership to statistics and the field of data privacy and confidentiality.

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    Chad Dorsey
    President & CEO, Concord Consortium

    Chad Dorsey is President and CEO of the Concord Consortium, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming STEM education through technology. His professional experience ranges across the fields of science, education, and technology, and he leads multiple NSF projects researching the use of educational technology for K-12 STEM education. Dorsey has been a consistent advocate for expanding K-12 data science education, organizing coalitions, convenings, and field-building activity for over eight years, and working as a founding collaborator of the Data Science 4 Everyone coalition and a current member of its core steering group.

    Charlie Fitzpatrick
    K12 Education Manager, Esri

    Charlie Fitzpatrick is a K12 Education manager at Esri. After being a formal student for many years, he taught social studies in grades 7-12 (mostly 8th grade geography) for 15 years. He also started teaching teachers to understand the patterns, relationships, and systems of the world using computers. He joined Esri as education manager in 1992, where he works with students, educators, and influencers across the nation. He and his colleagues work to provide software, instructional resources, and educator support free to every K12 school and club, so K12 students everywhere can explore and understand the world, analyze information, make good decisions, and solve problems by thinking geographically using geographic information system (GIS) software.

    Donna LaLonde
    Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach, American Statistical Association

    Donna LaLonde is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Outreach at the American Statistical Association (ASA) where she works with talented colleagues to advance the vision and mission of the ASA. Prior to joining the ASA in 2015, she was a faculty member at Washburn University where she enjoyed teaching and learning with colleagues and students; she also served in various administrative positions including interim chair of the Education Department and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. At the ASA, she supports activities associated with presidential initiatives, accreditation, education, and professional development.

    Andrew M. Olney
    Professor, Institute for Intelligent Systems & Department of Psychology, University of Memphis

    Andrew M. Olney presently serves as Professor in both the Institute for Intelligent Systems and Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. He is Editor of the Journal of Educational Data Mining and principal investigator on DataWhys, an NSF-funded project on learning data science.

    Josh Recio
    Project Lead, The Launch Years Initiative

    After teaching high school mathematics for seven years, Josh served several roles as a district administrator, including coordinator for advanced academics and coordinator for mathematics curriculum. He currently leads a strategy team for the Launch Years initiative, which seeks to usher in a new paradigm to equitably support students for college preparation and guide them through modern math pathways, specifically focusing on the transition from junior year of high school through their junior year in college.

    Joshua Rosenberg
    Assistant Professor, Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences, University of Tennessee

    Joshua M. Rosenberg (PhD, Michigan State University) is an assistant professor of STEM education and faculty fellow at the Center for Enhancing Education in Mathematics and Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His research focuses on how learners think of and with data, particularly in science education settings. Professor Rosenberg tries to understand how practices such as creating, representing, and modeling data create new opportunities for learning how to use data to pose and answer questions about scientific phenomena.

    Nicholas Sokol
    Founder, Found Spatial

    Dr. Nicholas Sokol is a geographer by training with an interest in data science, geospatial computing, climatology, and remote sensing. By day he works for the California ISO as a load forecaster and by night he works on various spatial focused projects under his company Found Spatial. Dr. Sokol seeks to make spatial thinking and GIS an integral element of data science education.