The project aims to reach 25-30 students per semester, from the spring semester of 2020 to the fall semester of 2022.

WAV teams will comprise 4 or 5 data science students (most likely majoring in statistics and/or data science) and one community engagement concentrator. Funding of up to $2500 per student per semester is available, although the actual amount paid will vary based on regulations at your home institution.

Eligibility

Minimum requirements for data science students:

  • has taken at least one course in computer programming
  • has taken at least one course in statistics
  • has taken at least one additional course in data science, data analysis, etc.
  • is a sophomore or junior
  • ability to commit to 8-10 hours per week through the spring semester

Minimum requirements for community engagement students:

  • has completed a community engagement course, or is enrolled in a related major, minor, or concentration, or the equivalent
  • is a junior or senior
  • ability to commit to 8-10 hours per week through the spring semester

Eligibility for NSF funding:

  • US Citizen or permanent resident

If you are not eligible for NSF funding, please contact your home institution for additional funding options. You may still complete the application.

Cohort 5

  • Applications for Cohort 5 will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning November 10th, 2021.

Cohort 4

  • Students selected for Cohort 4 will begin in the fall semester of 2021.

  • Applications for Cohort 4 will open on March 12th, 2021.

Cohort 3

  • 24 students selected for Cohort 3 began in the spring semester of 2021.
Student Institution role
Lauren Johnson Mount Holyoke data scientist
Maggie Smith Mount Holyoke data scientist
Emily Robinson Mount Holyoke data scientist
Claire Bunn Smith community engagement
Sarah Bingham Smith community engagement
Christina Sherpa Smith data scientist
Dianne Caravela Smith data scientist
Eunice Kim Smith data scientist
Grace Hartley Smith data scientist
Michelle Flesaker Smith data scientist
Natalia Iannucci Smith data scientist
Seren Smith Smith data scientist
Sunni Raleigh Smith data scientist
Vivienne Maxwell Smith data scientist
Guy Michaely Umass-Amherst data scientist
James Ko Umass-Amherst data scientist
Pawan Sarma Umass-Amherst data scientist
Rongqiang Luo Umass-Amherst data scientist
Siddhanth Satish Umass-Amherst data scientist
Tanya Sehgal Umass-Amherst data scientist

Cohort 2

  • 24 students selected for Cohort 2 began in the fall semester of 2020.
Student Institution role
Chinedu Chukwura Amherst data scientist
Graham Chickering Amherst data scientist
Jessica Yu Amherst data scientist
Kenny Chen Amherst data scientist
Konstantin Larin Amherst data scientist
Maggie Wu Amherst data scientist
Maria-Cristiana Girjau Amherst data scientist
Umaimah Ahmed Amherst data scientist
Thant Kyaw Hset Hampshire data scientist
Erin Howe Mount Holyoke data scientist
Reese Hirota Mount Holyoke data scientist
Emily Robinson Mount Holyoke data scientist
Claire Bunn Smith community engagement
Emma Scott Smith community engagement, data scientist
Annabel Yim Smith data scientist
Dianne Caravela Smith data scientist
Eunice Kim Smith data scientist
Natalia Iannucci Smith data scientist
Camille Bergeron Umass-Amherst data scientist
George Wei Umass-Amherst data scientist
Jasmine Mangat Umass-Amherst data scientist
Nnaji Obinelo Umass-Amherst data scientist
Rongqiang Luo Umass-Amherst data scientist
Timothy Nguyen Umass-Amherst data scientist

Cohort 1

  • 25 students selected for Cohort 1 began in the spring semester of 2020.
Student Institution role
Elsie Eigerman Mount Holyoke data scientist
Jessica Yu Amherst data scientist
Kenny Chen Amherst data scientist
Maria-Cristiana Girjau Amherst data scientist
Phebe Kim Palmer Amherst data scientist
Matthew Lavallee Hampshire data scientist
Thant Kyaw Hset Hampshire data scientist
Maha Mapara Mount Holyoke data scientist
Reese Hirota Mount Holyoke data scientist
Robin Joyce Mount Holyoke data scientist
Elisabeth Dixon Smith community engagement
Lauren Low Smith community engagement
Margaret Zhang Smith community engagement
Amrita Acharya Smith community engagement, data scientist
Emma Scott Smith community engagement, data scientist
Annabel Yim Smith data scientist
Joyce Huang Smith data scientist
Ran (Rachel) Yan Smith data scientist
Sunni Raleigh Smith data scientist
Dvir Blander Umass data scientist
Daria Garkavtseva Umass-Amherst data scientist
Dennis Hofmann Umass-Amherst data scientist
Nila Abirami Sadeeshkumar Umass-Amherst data scientist
Xinying Lu Umass-Amherst data scientist
Zenry Paul Padua Umass-Amherst data scientist

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