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Data Science Training

DIRECT: Data-Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies

Discovering new materials that will generate and store renewable energy in a low-cost, environmentally-benign, and scalable fashion is perhaps the most important technological challenge facing society today. However, all phases of this scientific process – design, synthesis, and characterization – are routinely stymied by the same challenge: researchers are not equipped to handle the deluge of data coming from their labs and high performance computers. DIRECT, funded by the National Science Foundation, provides training that will equip a new generation of energy researchers to handle the massive data sets arising from all stages of materials discovery.

DIRECT provides UW graduate students the opportunity to receive data science training, practice applying new tools and skills in a project-based learning environment, and gain experience working with industry and academic partners on a team-based capstone project.

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