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Oct 16,2015

EPA: Data-Driven Hazardous Waste Detection

October 16th, 2015|

What’s the problem? Hundreds of millions of tons of hazardous waste are generated every year. When this waste isn’t handled properly, the results can be disastrous. Chemical spills and explosions [...]

Oct 15,2015

Our Knight News Challenge Submissions

October 15th, 2015|

This year’s Knight News Challenge asks, “How might we make data work for individuals and communities?” Data Science for Social Good and its parent organization, the Center for Data Science [...]

Sep 22,2015

College Persistence: Helping Students Beyond High School Graduation

September 22nd, 2015|

A college education is one of the keys to economic security and prosperity in the United States. Bachelor’s degree holders earn nearly twice as much as high school graduates, enjoy [...]

Sep 18,2015

An Ethical Checklist for Data Science

September 18th, 2015|

As data scientists, we often get lost in the techniques and methods of our trade. In doing so, we can forget to ask important questions: who will be affected by [...]

Aug 20,2015

Blight Prevention: Building Strong and Healthy Neighborhoods in Cincinnati

August 20th, 2015|

Many cities are working to prevent the negative impacts of vacant buildings caused by population loss. Cincinnati is one such city, with a more than 40% reduction in population since [...]

Aug 17,2015

World Bank Integrity Vice Presidency Project: Kickstarting Data Science

August 17th, 2015|

Are you hearing a lot of data-themed buzzwords lately? Are you wondering whether the use of data science can help a project on which you are working? Using data makes [...]

Aug 13,2015

Infonavit Project: Reducing Home Abandonment

August 13th, 2015|

Zumpango is a municipality of roughly 500,000 residents 50 kilometers from Mexico City, what might be considered an “exurb” in the United States. Though settlements have existed in the region [...]

Jul 29,2015

Police Project: Lessons From Charlotte

July 29th, 2015|

Police departments around the country have been in the spotlight recently because of several controversial, high-profile incidents. Tragic events in Ferguson, New York City, Baltimore, and elsewhere have highlighted the [...]

Jul 23,2015

Sunlight Project: Text Re-Use in Scott Walker’s Abortion Bill

July 23rd, 2015|

On Monday, Wisconsin governor and 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker signed into law a bill banning non-emergency abortions past the 19th week of pregnancy. Unsurprisingly, Walker's move garnered support from [...]

Jul 22,2015

Australian Conservation Foundation Project: Engage and Protect

July 22nd, 2015|

Last year, in a move opposed by over 90% of Australian citizens, the Australian government under Prime Minister Tony Abbott formally requested the de-listing of the Tasmanian Wilderness as an [...]

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