Overview:  Please join us for this summer's Data Science for the Public Good (DSPG) Symposium where our DSPG students and fellows will present their research projects. This symposium will highlight how the DSPG program equips new generations of scientists with the skills they need to develop data-driven policy and decision-making.

The DSPG program focuses on the interface of data analytics and social science to address real problems at the local, state, and federal levels of government. The Symposium will include two keynote speakers followed by a poster session and networking reception.


Click here to sign up for the DSPG Symposium. Registration for this event is free and open to the public.

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12:30 PM Registration

1 PM   Welcome & Introductions

Sallie Keller, Director and Professor of Statistics, SDAL

1:15 PM   Keynote Speakers 

    1:15-1:45 pm    Catherine Woteki | Former Undersecretary for Research, Education and Economics and Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

    1:45-2:15 pm Wayne Strickland | Executive Director, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission

2:15–2:30 PM   Poster Slam

    DSPG fellows and students promote their research posters in a fast-paced session and invite the audience to review their posters

2:30–5 PM Poster Session & Networking Reception

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Lori Conerly at loric17@vt.edu during regular business hours at least ten business days prior to the event.

Event Contact:
Kimberly Lyman   Phone:571-858-3100