Data Science as a Tool for Social Justice

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From where people drive, to what they buy, to where they live, nearly everything in life is connected to the ever-collected, extremely valuable information that is gathered and interpreted through data science.

But beyond giving businesses clues about when a family is ready to replace a refrigerator or take a trip to the Grand Canyon, data science can also be used in ways that bring equity and justice to underserved and marginalized communities.

In this article from Augsburg Now magazine, hear from students Ridwan Abdi ’24, Ly Xiong ’24, Dijonë Mehmeti ’24, and Professor John Zobitz about how Augsburg’s new data science major draws in students with a wide range of interests in identifying and finding solutions to societal challenges and inequities.

Augsburg Now: Creating Connections