Our Approach

Reimagining a Curriculum for Innovation

Real-world problems defy disciplinary boundaries. Our cohort-based courses develop the valuable interdisciplinary skills needed to devise real-world solutions.

Our curriculum examines societal problems through three lenses:

A Computational Lens

Data science and artificial intelligence tools can aid the functioning of governments, businesses, and non-profits alike. The computational approach will develop your ability to understand and wield the tools that can be used to tackle societal problems.

A Systems Lens

Effective solutions for real-world problems consider the intersection between technology and wider systems. How do market failures spawn biased algorithms? How can AI solutions be integrated with healthcare policy? The systems lens builds your ability to study a problem with a broader context.

An Ethical and Societal Lens

A robust approach to problem-solving considers ethical and social implications. This means recognizing that technologies are situated within society and that our technological solutions need to be human-centered and ethically sound.

Our mission is to make innovation more inclusive.

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Equitech Scholars

An 8-week program for current undergraduates from all disciplines who want to learn how to use cutting-edge technology tools in data science and artificial intelligence to tackle societal challenges. Through cohort-based classes, mentorship, and networking opportunities, the Equitech Scholars program provides the next generation of technology leaders with the skills, perspectives, and community necessary to accelerate their ambitions.

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Applied Data Institute

An intensive 10-week program that empowers recent graduates and young professionals from STEM and computational social science backgrounds to become the next generation of data-savvy leaders in their respective careers. Our research-based curriculum, led by world-class faculty, provides a deep and practical understanding of Applied Data Science and Artificial Intelligence across various domains.

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Civic Tech Institute

A 10-week program for recent graduates and emerging leaders in the social sector - governments, nonprofits, and social enterprises - to practice the data and technology skills critical to achieving impact at scale. Our project-based curriculum, anchored in small-group learning, provides a foundational understanding of data science and AI tools as applied to public health, climate change, and networked societies.

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