Build a Sustainable Future with Data
Data science is an immensely powerful and evolving tool that can be used to help society make decisions when it comes to sustainability, climate change, energy, and beyond. Using data and new technologies to better inform and guide civic stakeholders is a rapidly emerging area that presents opportunities for new students and professionals.
Green Data is a two-year, selective program for students interested in using data and technology to tackle some of today’s most pressing issues with data and public policy. The program helps students explore how they can make an impact on sustainability, public policy, and climate change using data.
The Green Data Program brings together experts and thought leaders from across the University, including the Physical Sciences Division, the Harris School of Public Policy, the Committee on Environment, Geography and Urbanization, and more.
Students will have opportunities to meet with their mentor throughout the program to informally discuss career planning, networking internships, and more.
All members of the Class of 2027 are eligible to apply, including those from groups that have historically been underrepresented in data science, sustainability, and public policy.
Over the course of the two years, students may engage in the following programming and experiences:
- UChicago Sustainability Seminar
- Sustainability Data 101
- Ideals to Action: Intro to Public Service
- Funded Summer Internships with employers such as Institute for Applied Ecology, U.S. Department of State, NOAA, and Conservation X Labs
- Industry Expert Speaker Series
- Public Speaking Training
- Policy Memo Writing Training
- Civic Tech Jobs Seminar
- Micro-Internship Projects
- Innovation Insights Speaker Series
- Capstone Project
Applications for the Green Data Program are open to students from the Class of 2027. Apply with this link.
For more information about the Green Data Program, please contact Will Lutterman, Director, STEM Employer Strategy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.