Make an impact on equitable access to research opportunities by becoming a BUA Data Science Fellow

The Biology Undergraduate Apprenticeship program is one of the first of it's kind in the country! The BUA Data Science Fellows help us better reach students and mentors, improve the web site and analyze data to evaluate BUA's impact. We will work together on methods to evaluate the success of the program and to identify our shortcomings. We will put together reports using R and RStudio to improve the undergraduate experience at UMass, communicate our data on the web site and publish our results in a research journal. 

Name of research group, project, or lab
Biology Undergraduate Apprenticeship (BUA) program
Why participate in this opportunity?

The BUA program is providing equitable and transparent access to research and teaching opportunities. You can help make a difference!  This project will also help to develop and showcase your data science skills.

Logistics Information:
Subject Category
Bioinformatics/Data Science
Student ranks applicable
Student qualifications

Students will work in the Drupal framework (no experience necessary) to improve the BUA web site. Applicants are excepted to have an introductory knowledge of the R programming language and the Tidyverse packages. 

Time commitment
5-7 h/wk
8-10 h/wk
Position Types and Compensation
Research - Ind. Study Credit
Number of openings
Techniques learned

The student may further develop R programming skills related to data wrangling and graphing. The outcome will be contribution to a report and presentation on the BUA program.

Project start
Fall Semester - 9/3/2024
This project will use a Mentor-Student contract.
Contact Information:
Jeffrey Blanchard
Principal Investigator
Name of project director or principal investigator
Jeffrey Blanchard
Email address of project director or principal investigator
2 sp. | 9 appl.
5-7 h/wk (+1)
5-7 h/wk8-10 h/wk
Project categories
Bioinformatics/Data Science