2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Mason
CWM - Growing the Pipeline of URM Data Science Facility

Item 160 #1s

Item 160 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
The College of William and Mary in Virginia FY2021 $0 FY2022 $1,500,000 GF
FY2021 0.00 FY2022 6.00 FTE

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(This amendment provides funding to William & Mary to help grow the pipeline of underrepresented minority faculty and postdoctoral researchers in the data science field. The newly created data science major has been in high demand with students. Growth of a diverse faculty is essential to the program meeting its full potential to advance social mobility in Virginia in this high impact field. William & Mary recognizes that the key to improving diversity throughout the data science field lies with focused investments in underrepresented minority faculty and researchers. The university’s strong growth potential in data science is amplified by its interest and intent to work with partners like the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to meet the growing demands of industry and government stakeholders within the Commonwealth. Bolstering diversity within the academy will be key to narrowing the diversity gap in this area of rapid economic growth.)