Congressman Cohen Announces $3.4 Million Grant to University of Memphis

January 14, 2020
Press Release
Research funding to support adaptive learning for workforce development

WASHINGTONCongressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today announced that the University of Memphis will receive a $3,439,035 grant from the National Science Foundation for research advancing the science of learning data science with adaptive learning for future workforce development.

Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“Learning data science and working with ‘Big Data’ are at the cutting edge of our modern economy. This grant will advance how students learn to use these new tools and create the workforce of the future. The National Science Foundation, in partnership with the University of Memphis, is propelling us into a new age of data science.”

The grant funding will also be used for summer internships for STEM majors and graduate students and to partner with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and LeMoyne-Owen College. Progress in training data scientists is limited by the lack of understanding about how data science is learned, and the grant is aimed at remedying that situation.