Data Science Pathways (DSP) is sponsored by the Translational Health Research Center and was initiated with funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
DSP addresses a need for workers in the Texas Innovation Corridor who have data analytics competencies and credentials. The program also provides access to analytical and data literacy education to Texans regardless of undergraduate degree or preparation.
In Fall 2022, Dr. Francis Méndez, DSP principal investigator and THRC Faculty Fellow, collaborated with World Languages to begin translating DSP modules into Spanish.
The idea to translate DSP into Spanish grew from observing the increasing need for workers who have expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, and the increasing population in Texas of people whose first language is Spanish.
Under the supervision of Dr. David Navarro, a Spanish MA student translated almost 90 instructional videos for DSP.
Translation continues in Spring 2023 with the goal of translating all of the DSP introductory modules.