October 20, 2020

Goucher receives $500,000 E-Nnovation grant for integrative data analytics

Goucher College has been awarded a $500,000 Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce to establish an endowed professorship in integrative data analytics.

This data science faculty position will support the Goucher's new integrative data analytics major and lead programming to develop students’ skills that can be applied to data analytics in local, state, and federal governmental agencies, as well as with non-profit organizations and local and global corporations.

“Goucher College has long been recognized as one of the most innovative colleges in the country, and this E-Nnovation award will allow us to expand our data science initiatives and our new Integrative Data Analytics major,” said Kent Devereaux, Goucher College president. “We want to thank the state and the Maryland Department of Commerce for their recognition of Goucher and our efforts to support student success in the jobs of the future here in the local economy.” 

Through the new endowed professorship in integrative data analytics, Goucher students will be taught to analyze economic trends, social media monitoring, demographics, geographic information systems, medical records, public health data, image recognition, environmental modeling, financial transactions, market research, and much more. Goucher students will graduate with the ability to analyze large, robust data sets with an ever-present human and ethical focus, a perspective that Goucher College has a unique ability to provide.

“Commerce is celebrating Maryland’s innovative businesses and entrepreneurs in 2020, so we’re very pleased to provide our world-class higher education institutions with these awards, which will drive future innovation and economic growth,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “This year, more than ever, we recognize the importance of supporting bold, creative new ideas to help Maryland--and the world--overcome obstacles and thrive.”

Read more about Goucher’s integrative data analytics program here.