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Data Science for EPAs Chief Data Scientist: Big Data for Nutrients & Air Quality

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Get Another Preview of National Data Science Organizers Workshop on November 5-6, 2015, and the Focus on National Data Science Challenges and Hackathons

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• 6:30 p.m. Welcome and Introduction Slides ( Data Science for EPA EnviroAtlas ( Part II and Data Science for EPA Nutrient Data ( with Dr. Joan Aron. Also see Earth Insights from Big Data (

• 7:00 p.m. Brief Member Introductions

• 7:15 p.m. Invited Presentation: Ron Williams, Project Lead-ACE EM-3 (Emerging Technologies), ORD’s Emerging Technologies Program Area, EPA National Exposure Research Laboratory. Slides ( See: Federal Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Toolkit ( The Air Sensor Toolbox: Citizen Scientists Measure Air Quality (, EPA Engineer Dr. Gayle Hagler ( and Dr. Denice Shaw (, Associate Chief Innovation Officer, US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development.

• 8:15 p.m. Anne Bowser (, Researcher in Data Science and Visualization, and CoDirector, Commons Lab (, Science and Technology Innovations Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars See Slides (

• 8:30 p.m. Open Discussion

• 8:45 p.m. Networking

• 9:00 p.m. Depart

Please Note:

This Meetup was organized for:

• Robin Thottungal (, Chief Data Scientist @ EPA, and Division Director, EAD, OIAA, OEI,

• Greg Godbout (, Chief Technology Officer, Environmental Protection Agency, and former Executive Director and Co-Founder of 18F, and

• Jay Benforado, Director, National Center for Environmental Innovation at EPA, and Co-Chair, Federal Community of Practice for Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science (

for the National Data Science Organizers Workshop ( on November 5-6, 2015, as an example of:

• data science for curated data sets,

• user-centric digital services focused on the interaction between government and the people and businesses it serves, and

• a Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science of Big Data that meets bi-monthly to share lessons learned and develop best practices for designing, implementing, and evaluating crowdsourcing and citizen science initiatives.