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Introducing The Data Mine Learning Communities

The Data MineThe sheer number of personal technology devices has led to an explosion in the amount of raw data produced in society. Twenty billion devices are now connected to the internet; it is estimated that by 2030, that number will rise to 1 trillion. All of these devices are constantly producing data. 

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Data scientists are the critical link that transform this data into information that can be applied to solve real-word problems. The study of this data affects every citizen and is needed in every sector. Data science solutions are applied to everything from preventive maintenance in manufacturing to food science initiatives that address food insecurity.   

The Data Mine is a living, learning and research-based community created to introduce students to data science concepts and equip them to create solutions to real-world problems. Members of The Data Mine will be part of a team, living, studying and ultimately, performing data-driven research together. The Data Mine is part of Purdue University’s Integrative Data Science Initiative, which is designed to train students across all majors with the data literacy needed to succeed in a data-driven world.

The Data Mine experience allows students the opportunity to live and learn in a community that revolves around a particular topic or theme. The topics and themes studied within The Data Mine incorporate components relevant to any field of study. Students in each community will live in Hillenbrand Hall, where they will have access to renovated study space, upgraded learning technology and hands-on interaction with faculty within the hall.

The Data Mine is open to students from any major of study. Students will learn some of the skills most sought after by companies and graduate programs. No computational background is required. The key trait for joining The Data Mine is the desire to learn data science in a rigorous, but welcoming environment. 

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The Data Mine - Actuarial Science

This cohort of The Data Mine provides training for students at all levels to solve real-world problems that lie at the intersection of Actuarial Science and Data Science.

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The Data Mine - Agriculture

This community within The Data Mine allows students to gain learning outcomes directly related to their major program of study within the College of Agriculture. 

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The Data Mine - Analyzing Digital Gaming and Culture

This is an introduction to data and the field of game studies, and to games as narrative and cultural media.

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The Data Mine - Biology

In this section of The Data Mine, students will be introduced to basic tools and techniques used in large data analysis with a focus on applications in biology.

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The Data Mine - Chemistry

Students in this cohort of The Data Mine will work on a wide range of data-driven projects in the field of chemistry. 

 

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The Data Mine - Corporate Partnerships

In this cohort of The Data Mine, students will work on research projects sponsored by corporate partners of the University. 

 

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The Data Mine - Critical Data Studies

This Data Mine Learning Community, part of a collaboration with the Honors College, Purdue Libraries and the Department of Anthropology, seeks to create tools and methods to help scholars think critically and engage the public in conversation about the role of Data Science in society.

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The Data Mine - Data Visualization

Students in this cohort of The Data Mine will learn the essentials of data visualization, which is a key component of data science and a common thread across majors and disciplines.

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The Data Mine - Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences

As part of The Data Mine LC, students in this learning community work with big data sets in the geosciences including atmospheric, planetary, geology and geophysics practices.

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The Data Mine - Human Development and Family Studies

Through data collection, management and analysis, students in this Data Mine cohort will conduct Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) related research that contributes to the well-being of individuals and families across the life course and in diverse contexts.

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The Data Mine - Institutional Assessment, Diversity, and Student Success

Students will utilize data to study many aspects of the student experience at Purdue University, including not only institutional assessment projects, but also components and activities related to diversity, student success, campus climate, research methodologies, etc.

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The Data Mine - Krannert

Students enrolled in the Krannert School of Management and this Data Mine cohort will develop their business acumen as well as the ability to make the business case for actions based on data.

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The Data Mine - Liberal Arts

Students in this Data Mine cohort will learn to recognize, explore and apply philosophical methods and approaches to data science.

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The Data Mine - Nursing

Gain experience at the crossroads of data science, healthcare, and the essentials of nursing practices; research in data-driven, evidence-based healthcare delivery.

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The Data Mine - Pharmacy

The Pharmacy Data Mine is devoted to the use of data sciences in pharmaceutical research and pharmacy practice.

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The Data Mine - Physics

In this cohort of The Data Mine, students will experience an active research environment targeted at the analysis of large data and/or data related to particle physics research. 

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The Data Mine - Psychology I

This Data Mine learning community introduces students to big data and research methods in the psychological sciences.

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The Data Mine - Psychology II

In this cohort of The Data Mine, students will gain expertise in advanced statistical and analytical techniques and research methods directly related to their field of study in the psychological sciences.

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The Data Mine - Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

In this Data Mine learning community, students work to predict health events and determine health interventions from health-related data. 

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The Data Mine - Statistics

Students will participate in a new course co-coordinated by faculty from Biology, Physics, and Statistics, and an introductory graduate-level course in Data Science and Statistics.

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The Data Mine - Vertically Integrated Projects

Students in this cohort of The Data Mine work in multidisciplinary teams of students to engage in research-based projects.

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