Student Working Group

Welcome!

The CIC invites students of all academic backgrounds and varying research experience to join the CIC Student Working Group. Students around the world will join a community of young professionals and researchers interested in the future of COVID-19 and ongoing pandemic research.

Join the Working Group Mailing List and Connect with Other Members on Slack

In January 2023, the first meeting of the Student Working Group hosted 20+ students from around the globe. Members discussed challenges and opportunities that students have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic and future research projects. Today, 620+ student members of the Working Group meet monthly to share experiences, ideas, and resources, including ways to collaborate and support one another. 

Monthly Working Group Meetings

**We will not have calls in June, July, and August 2024**
Friday, September 6th, 2024 at 11AM (ET)
Thursday, October 3rd, 2024 at 11AM (ET)
Friday, November 1st, 2024 at 11AM (ET)
Friday, December 6th, 2024 at 11AM (ET)

Join the meeting (Click to open Zoom link)
Catch up by reading past Meeting Notes

Read our Code of Conduct, which applies to all members who participate in Working Group programs or events.

The NEBDHub invites all undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in data science to the Student Portfolio & Network Building (PNB) Group! Together, we’ll explore collaboration opportunities for future data science projects and learn how to build our data science portfolios. Learn more on the PNB Group website.

August 1, 2024: Resume & Interview Prep Session (Register here)
October 25, 2024: Professional Communications session
January 10, 2025: Digital Portfolio Session

Join the NEBDHub PNB Group's LinkedIn Page to develop your global network of peers with similar data science and research interests in between meetings.

Please email [email protected] with questions.

For the Summer 2024 term, the CIC Student Working group has developed a new project which teaches students to create and develop a data visualization dashboard. 

Participants will receive a certificate from the CIC Student Working Group for completed work. You may begin and complete the project at your own pace. To get started, please sign up here.

Analyzing Pandemic Responses Project advert

In February 2024, the CIC Student Working group launched the Analyzing Pandemic Responses (APR) project: a data science education program focused on COVID-19 and worldwide pandemic response policies. Working Group members developed independent research projects using data provided by the Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker (OxCGRT). Students learned time series analysis, machine learning, and geospatial mapping. 

Examples of the final projects submitted to the CIC in April 2024 can be found below. Congratulations to all participants!

An asynchronous version of the APR project has been created for students to work on at any time. Participants will receive a certificate from the CIC Student Working Group for completed work. To get started, please sign up here.

COVID-19 Data Visualization Project advert

In October 2023, the CIC Student Working group launched our first semester-long data science education project on COVID-19 Visualization. Working Group members developed independent data visualizations using tools and skills learned as a community. We learned to develop a COVID-19 research question and explored time series analysis and geospatial mapping.

Below are some examples of the final projects students submitted to the CIC. Congratulations to all participants!

An asynchronous version of the Data Visualization project has been created for students to work on at any time. Participants will receive a certificate from the CIC Student Working Group for completed work. To get started, please sign up here.

Other COVID Research Materials

Meet the Student Working Group Leaders