The Massive Data Institute (MDI) Scholars program is an experiential learning opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to work with faculty and researchers on cutting-edge research projects at the intersection of technology and public policy. These projects connect new forms of data and/or large-scale computing infrastructure to tackle timely policy issues, from forced migration, social movements and environmental policy, to elections, misinformation, data privacy and more.
This fall, 35 MDI Scholars across the Georgetown community teamed up with professors and research institutions to develop data-driven policy solutions for some of the most complex challenges facing our society. Over the course of the semester, students work with leading experts to explore the applications of data science in new and innovative ways.
Leading the next generation of data-driven policy solutions
“I’ve learned that I’m more resilient and creative than I thought going into the process,” said MDI Scholar Abigail Wolfe (MS-DSPP’23). “I’ve learned how to approach analytical problems from multiple angles and to pick up new data science skills with relative ease compared to when I began my MS-DSPP coursework last year.”