Friends of the School of Data Science
The School of Data Science is seeking more friends to inspire and prepare a generation of diverse data scientists who can make our world more equitable, informed, and secure. We encourage you to befriend our faculty, researchers and staff so they can boldly fulfill this vision for our diverse students. There is power in numbers, the more friends the better! Please consider donating to the School of Data Science Friends Fund.
Now is a momentous time to become a Friend of the School of Data Science. We opened our doors at San Pedro I on the expanding Downtown Campus in January 2023. There, the number of students, faculty, classes, and research projects just keep growing in scope and size. Did we mention the data science community includes data-driven things like art, robots, scooters, smart homes, and twins?
Sustain and welcome newcomers to the UTSA data science community
Your donations of any size to the Friends Fund will help the school sustain and extend the inclusive excellence of our programs for students pursuing bold futures in the digital economy – who are measurably the most diverse group of data science students in the nation – far exceeding the low diversity in the data science field. Your donation will go to resources and support necessary for the future of our students including:
- Data science community-building activities for discovery, learning and professional development
- Experiential learning programs
- Research engagement and programming
- Student success initiatives including scholarships, micro-grants, and sponsorships
Become a bold BFF
Your donation of $5,000 or more additionally offers recognition for the year at the home of the school – San Pedro I, at the intersection of the Zona Cultural and Tech Districts – as a Best Friend of the School of Data Science and on our website. Last year, a Roadrunner alumnus and a Roadrunner employee’s family became the first Best Friends. Become a member of the flock and help make a real impact for our students.
What is the impact? More highly educated and skilled professionals and researchers who can advance economic development, personal prosperity, and social mobility. Your generous gift has the potential to be a game-changer and provide road-running data scientists the opportunity to pursue bold futures.