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ORAU Data Science Webinar Series

ORAU Data Science Webinar Series

For more than 70 years, ORAU has helped our customers advance their mission by providing science, health and workforce solutions. Through our specialized teams of experts and a consortium of more than 120 universities, we connect the right people and resources to help our customers solve our nation’s most challenging issues.

Our webinar series features world-class subject matter experts presenting novel and emerging research in their respective fields. Our goal is to stimulate conversation and collaboration around some of the important research needs facing our country.

Challenges and Opportunities with Utilizing Artificial Intelligence in Education: A Framework for Adoption

In case you missed it, watch the webinar below that was originally presented on June 23, 2021.

The purpose of this webinar is to identify risk mitigation opportunities for achieving equitable outcomes in artificial intelligence (AI) adoption in K-12 education. Panelists will explore existing technologies and new concepts in order to develop and prioritize adoption strategies at the federal, state, and local levels.

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Ken Tobin, Ph.D., ORAU
  • Sam Visner, MITRE Corporation

Moderators:

  • Chuck Howell, MITRE Corporation
  • Jennifer Tyrell, ORAU

Panelists:

  • Ryan Baker, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
  • Tracey Beckendorf-Edou, Ed.D., Superintendent, Cascade (Wash.) School District
  • Natalie Milman, Ph.D., The George Washington University
  • Pati Ruiz, Ed.D., Researcher, Digital Promise
  • Jennifer Stimpson, Ed.D., Educator, Innovator, Scientist

Technological Advancements to Enhance Weather System/Climate Change Research and Understanding

In case you missed it, watch the second webinar in a series below that was originally presented on June 9, 2021.

The purpose of this webinar is to promote more in-depth dialog on the current and future evolution of data science; strategies to strengthen the pipeline of diverse data science professionals; and discuss how the combination of being a data educator, a data scientist, and a data policy maker are critical to advance data science.

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Ken Tobin, Ph.D., ORAU
  • Kelvin Droegemeier, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Moderator:

  • Mark Yeary, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Presenters:

  • Christopher Fiebrich, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • Berrien Moore, III, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • Jeff Kelly, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • David Bodine, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
  • David S. Ebert, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

HBCUs/MSIs – Strengthening Communities through Data Science

In case you missed it, watch the second webinar in a series below that was originally presented on April 14, 2021.

The purpose of this webinar was to promote more in-depth dialog on the current and future evolution of data science; strategies to strengthen the pipeline of diverse data science professionals; and discuss how the combination of being a data educator, a data scientist, and a data policy maker are critical to advance data science.

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Larry Robinson, Ph.D., Florida A&M University
  • Ken Tobin, Ph.D., ORAU

Moderator:

  • Charles Weatherford, Ph.D., Florida A&M University

Presenters:

  • Steven Morey, Ph.D., Florida A&M University
  • Tarik Dickens, Ph.D., Florida A&M University
  • Jason T. Black, Ph.D., Florida A&M University

The Future of Data Science: Its Role, Impact and Responsibility to the Advancement of Scientific Research and Public Understanding

In case you missed it, watch the first webinar in a series below that was originally presented on Dec. 2, 2020.

The demand for data science in making business, research and policy decisions continues to explode, as does the need for data scientists. ORAU is hosting this webinar, along with the University of Virginia, to drive more dialog on key factors that shape the current and future evolution of data science, promote more in-depth discussions on current trends; and what it means to be a data educator, a data scientist, and a data policy maker and why all three are critical to advance data science.

Moderator:

  • Philip E. Bourne, Ph.D., FACMI, University of Virginia

Presenters:

  • Sallie Ann Keller, Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • Renée Cummings, University of Virginia

Opening Remarks:

  • Ken Tobin, Ph.D., ORAU
  • Dean Evasius, Ph.D., University of Virginia

View the ORAU Data Science Webinar Series Fact Sheet

ORAU Data Science Webinar Series fact sheet

ORAU's webinar series brings together subject matter experts to discuss the latest research centered around topics in education, science, data analytics, and more. These engaging conversations are helping to spur collaboration as we discuss the country's most pressing research needs.

Download the ORAU Data Science Webinar Series Fact Sheet