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Data Jam Data Intern

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Cary Institute is accepting applications for Data Jam Data Interns to work with Cary scientists and educators to enhance the annual Hudson Data Jam and related resources. The Hudson Data Jam is an annual program where students analyze data from the Hudson Valley, write a report, and develop a creative project that communicates a story from the data to a general audience. Data Jam resources are used widely by educators in other contexts as well. Interns will develop and apply data management, analysis and visualization skills as they update and add to the long-term ecological datasets and background information for Data Jam and associated resources for students and teachers. They also will gain experience working with educators to foster student-active learning of vital data and environmental science literacy skills.

These are temporary, part or full time positions for up to 4 months duration, any time starting in October. Work schedule, start and end dates to be determined on a case-by-case basis. We anticipate engaging two or three Data Interns through next summer, with the possibility of continuing to offer this opportunity beyond then. Work at Cary's campus in Millbrook, NY, or remotely.

Each Data Jam Data Intern will develop an Individual Development Plan at the beginning of their internship, specifying their learning and other goals, and mapping out the activities, products and supports that will help them achieve these goals. Potential products include:

-Bringing a new dataset into the Hudson Data Jam collection, including student-friendly worksheets with metadata, background sheets, sample graphs and analyses for teachers/advisors, and instructional support materials for use in various classroom settings.

-Updating one more or more dataset with more recent data and/or additional variables, sample graphs and analyses, background sheets and/or instructional support materials.

-Pilot testing the use of Data Classroom, CODAP or other currently available platforms for selected Data Jam datasets, and then developing the requisite support materials for student and teacher use.

-Exploring the creation of a version of Data Jam datasets and resources that supports motivated high school students in using R, Python or other advanced platforms for their data exploration, analysis and visualization work.

-Creating a Data Nugget from a Hudson Data Jam dataset.

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Participating Institution(s):
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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Spatial/Geographic Information Systems
STEM Fields

Complex Data Sets
Data Analysis
Data Science
Insect Ecology and Evolution
Machine Vision & Learning

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