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In the next 10 years, it is projected 1 trillion devices will be connected to the internet. With the growing number of electronics comes a colossal amount of data available from every click we make on the devices. Data science is critical to finding relevant information that will help advance and improve society. At Purdue University, the importance of instilling data literacy in students has become a key goal. Purdue has started an interdisciplinary collaboration to become a national leader in applying data science to solve large and pressing problems from food insecurity to disease. Purdue’s data science program will cover big data from understanding the fundamentals of data to applying findings for immediate use in society.