Higher Education Reform

Inspiring the Next Generation: Methodspace Series on ‘The Future of Computational Science is Black’

February 25, 2022 1237
Series of 24 headshots of institute participants
The participants at the summer institute

February is Black History Month in the US and throughout the month on our sister site Methodspace we’ve spotlighted “The Future of Computational Science is Black,” a series of blogs about SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021, the first Summer Institute in Computational Social Science held at a historically Black college or university.

The Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, or SICSS, brings together graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and junior faculty for two weeks of intensive study and interdisciplinary research. SICSS-Howard/Mathematica 2021, focused on growing a depth of knowledge and appreciation for computational social science in underrepresented communities.

SICSS-Howard/Mathematica welcomed 24 participants to a two-week institute focused on the alleviation of anti-Black racism and inequity. Participants were given the opportunity to foster community and build confidence with the aim of countering racism and inequity using computational social science.

Throughout the program, participants were inspired by notable scholars, business leaders, and speakers from across the computational social science field. The wide spectrum of topics discussed by the distinguished guest speakers included breaking down imposter syndrome as a Black academic, underrepresentation in AI and statistics, discriminatory design, and criminal justice.

SICSS-Howard/Mathematica set out to help guide the next generation of computational social science scholars and give a platform to diverse voices.

Sage, the parent of Social Science Space, is a global academic publisher of books, journals, and library resources with a growing range of technologies to enable discovery, access, and engagement. Believing that research and education are critical in shaping society, 24-year-old Sara Miller McCune founded Sage in 1965. Today, we are controlled by a group of trustees charged with maintaining our independence and mission indefinitely. 

View all posts by Sage

Related Articles

Addressing the United Kingdom’s Lack of Black Scholars
Higher Education Reform
February 8, 2024

Addressing the United Kingdom’s Lack of Black Scholars

Read Now
Using Forensic Anthropology to Identify the Unknown Dead
Infrastructure
January 29, 2024

Using Forensic Anthropology to Identify the Unknown Dead

Read Now
Gabe Miller Leaving CFHSS for Universities Canada
Announcements
January 18, 2024

Gabe Miller Leaving CFHSS for Universities Canada

Read Now
Research Integrity Should Not Mean Its Weaponization
Ethics
January 11, 2024

Research Integrity Should Not Mean Its Weaponization

Read Now
What Do We Know about Plagiarism These Days?

What Do We Know about Plagiarism These Days?

In the following Q&A, Roger J. Kreuz, a psychology professor who is working on a manuscript about the history and psychology of plagiarism, explains the nature and prevalence of plagiarism and the challenges associated with detecting it in the age of AI.

Read Now
When University Decolonization in Canada Mends Relationships with Indigenous Nations and Lands

When University Decolonization in Canada Mends Relationships with Indigenous Nations and Lands

Community-based work and building and maintaining relationships with nations whose land we live upon is at the heart of what Indigenizing is. It is not simply hiring more faculty, or putting the titles “decolonizing” and “Indigenizing” on anything that might connect to Indigenous peoples.

Read Now
The Social Sciences Are Under Attack in Higher Education

The Social Sciences Are Under Attack in Higher Education

The social sciences have been a consistent target for political operatives around the United States in recent years., and recent actions at the state level have opened a new front in the long-running conflict.

Read Now
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments