Data Science Scholars

The UMBC Data Science Scholars, are funded by the NSF grant (Award# 1915714 Undergraduate Data Science Education at Scale partnership between UC Berkeley, UMBC, and Mills College). The students on this project work on thematic areas from related NSF projects including the NSF iHARP project and NSF information augmentation project.

These students serve as peer mentors to foundational data science students and are also part of a student cohort at the Center for Women in Technology as CWIT Affiliates and the Center for Social Science Scholarship (CS3).  

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Program led by: Dr. Vandana Janeja (Information Systems Department and MData lab)

Center Partnerships: Dr. Carolyn Seaman, Director CWIT; Dr. Christine Mallinson, Director CS3, Dr. Felipe Filomeno, Associate Director CS3

Mentoring partners: Dr. Karen Chen (IS), Dr. Dillon Mahmoudi (GES), Dr. Brian Soller (SAPH), Dr. Christine Mallinson (LLC)


Chi-Chi Onyekonwu

Fall 2022 Data Science Scholar in partnership with CS3

UMBC Class of 2023
Financial Economics BS Major
Mathematics BA Major

Chi-Chi Onyekonwu is a senior Financial Economics and Mathematics double major with a Russian certificate. She enjoys working with data to answer questions that interest her.  Following graduation, she plans on working as a research assistant and then pursuing her doctorate.