Data Miners Group

BPC-DP Coding Like a Data Miner

A Culturally Relevant Data Analytics Intervention for High School Students

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An interdisciplinary team with expertise in computer science, data science, and learning sciences, at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and Drexel University proposes a CS demonstration and project learning implementation—“Coding like a Data Miner” (harkening back to UTEP’s historical roots in mining engineering)—that addresses these issues by providing learners with opportunities to access and leverage big data drawn from social media platforms (e.g., Twitter) to explore real-world contemporary issues. These aims are bolstered through established institutional affiliations with an NSF INCLUDES Alliance and thus the potential to viably up scale project outcomes in ways that effectively reach groups traditionally and persistently underrepresented in CS education.

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UTEP News: Coding Like a UTEP Data Miner: NSF Grant Helps Bring Next-Generation Computing to High School Students

Justice Walker, Ph.D., assistant professor of STEM education in the College of Education at The University of Texas at El Paso, is leveraging data mining techniques to bring next-generation computer science education to teachers and students in the Paso del Norte region through a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Published March 3, 2022

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Data Miners Group, University of Texas at El Paso