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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. 

Up-to-date information can be found at datamine.purdue.edu.  This page includes current class offerings and other events happening in The Data Mine.  

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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 - Computational Investigation of Living Systems

This project invites physics, engineering, computer science, statistics, chemistry and ag majors to experience an active research environment targeted at the analysis/collection of large high-precision time series datasets related to stochastic physics of biological dynamics; the goal is to provide a data-driven quantitative understanding of what life is.

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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 - Data in Health and Human Sciences

Faculty and students will examine a variety of issues related to health and human sciences.  

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The Data Mine - General Cohort

This cohort of The Data Mine is for students who are interested in learning data analytic skills, but don't have the room in their schedule to take the additional courses associated with other cohorts.

 

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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 stochastic physics of biological dynamics.

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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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