Skip to content Skip to navigation

Schedule: 2017 - 2018

Schedule: 2017 - 2018

Below are the offerings of the Stanford Data Lab for the 2017 - 2018 academic year.

Data Challenge Lab

In the Challenge Lab students learn a powerful, new set of data tools, and by the end of the course they are able to apply professional-level skills to solve difficult, real data challenges.

In the upcoming year we will offer the Challenge Lab twice:

  • Winter quarter 2018
  • Spring quarter 2018

It will again be a 5-unit project course with no lectures. Instead, students will learn data tools and skills in the context of solving realistic challenges with one-on-one coaching.

There will be information sessions at the end of the preceding quarters that will explain the course and the application process. Information about these sessions will be sent to the Data Lab email list, to which you can sign up below.

Data Impact Lab

For the upcoming year, we will continue ongoing Impact Lab projects. Since these projects are with external partners with schedules that don't sync well with the 10-week quarter, we will be offering these as longer-term extracurricular projects, not for credit.

Ongoing projects this year include:

  • California poverty project: Developing interactive web maps to help country agencies and NGOs do outreach to low-income families who qualify for a large anti-poverty program
  • Zambia malaria project: Developing interactive web maps to help community health works, health facilities, and district health managers with the ambitious project of eliminating malaria in the country by 2021

The Impact Lab is for students who have completed the Challenge Lab.

Sign Up