New Multidisciplinary Data Science Scholarship Program Now Open

The College Of Engineering Is Pleased To Announce The Multidisciplinary Data Science Scholarship Program.

New Multidisciplinary Data Science Scholarship Program Now Open

The program is sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation and is designed to enhance and increase the graduation rate of underrepresented STEM undergraduate students interested in careers in data science.

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The program is open to all STEM disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — but preference will be given to students enrolled in the Data Science Program and disciplines related to data science (industrial engineering, computer science and computer engineering, and mathematics with a specialization in statistics).

The program aims to establish recruitment and retention programs for new data science majors and other related STEM disciplines to help meet the growing workforce needs of qualified STEM graduates with data science skills in Arkansas and the nation. The program will bring faculty and business leaders together to mentor students interested in data science and other related STEM disciplines, in career development initiatives, and will provide skillsets sought after within industry, with the aim of improving the graduation rate of students interested in careers related to data science.​

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Data science combines the fields of computer science, mathematics, statistics, and information systems with a focus on the generation, organization, modeling, and use of data to make scientific and business decisions. To learn more about data science at the University of Arkansas, please visit

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