Last year, 36 fellows from around the world came to Chicago as part of the inaugural Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship. Over the course of the summer, the fellows worked with mentors from academia and industry, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to tackle data-driven projects in health care, education, transportation, housing, energy and more, creating new tools and analytic insight for their project partners. Now that summer has (finally) returned to Chicago, it brings with it another class of DSSG fellows, this time expanded to 48 undergraduate and graduate students and 8 mentors specialized in computer science, mathematics, public policy, and other disciplines.
This year's fellows officially arrive next week at their downtown Chicago space, but the DSSG blog has recently posted a series of previews of the coming summer. You can read about the vision for this year's fellowship, the new crop of experienced data science mentors, and the incredible talents of the four dozen fellows in the new class. Over the next couple weeks, the fellowship blog will provide information about the 2014 projects and partners, and provide updates from their State Street space as the fellows undergo a computational methods boot camp and meet with representatives from partner organizations. If you'd like to catch up on what the 2013 fellowship accomplished, you can visit last year's project page, read up on old blog posts, or watch the video below.