Rob Gould and his team have been awarded a grant that supports the Mobilize Introduction to Data Science (IDS) high school course
Professor Rob Gould, along with Suyen Machado and Annamarie Francoise from UCLA’s Center X, were awarded a grant from the College Futures Foundation to support the continued development of the Mobilize Introduction to Data Science (IDS) high school course. IDS is the first course of its kind and is currently taught in 15 districts and 45 high schools. To date, over 9,500 students, the vast majority of whom come from communities underrepresented in STEM, have taken IDS and learned to analyze data using R. IDS was recently featured in the Freakonomics Podcast Episode 391 (http://freakonomics.com/podcast/math-curriculum). The College Futures Foundation is a non-profit organization that seeks to catalyze systemic change, increase college degree completion, and close equity gaps in education.
Congratulations to Rob and his team!