The study of building and broadening data analytics and visualization skills in urban research received a $1 million boost from the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the form of a three-year grant to an interdisciplinary team of Kean University faculty.

Awarded in September, the NSF Build and Broaden grant will give faculty and students opportunities and skills to critically engage with data through research projects, workshops and a new academic minor in Social Science Interdisciplinary Data Analytics and Visualization in Urban Research. The work is anchored in the principles of data literacy, the democratization of data knowledge and cross-disciplinary collaborative research.

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