The 2022 cohort took place online during June 6-17, 2022. Since the shift to virtual instruction, the program is able to engage more students and presenters than ever before. Approximately 70 students completed the ASRI this year, including undergraduates, grad students, and a few high school students primarily from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. More than 60 presenters and panelists were recruited to provide interactive experiential training to the attendees.
The 2022 event was the second cohort under the new Track-1 project, Data Analytics that are Robust and Trusted (DART). For the first time, this year students selected a dataset from the curated ASRI repository, then designed their own experiments and conducted statistical analyses on the dataset culminating in a presentation to a small group of peers. The repository featured publicly available datasets from a variety of domains including COVID-19, Business, Ocean Science, Astronomy, Antibiotic Resistance, Materials Science, Election Results, Climate Change, and Agriculture. Students attended interactive technical sessions to learn how to conduct a full data science project from start to finish, including exploratory data analysis, statistical analyses, feature analysis and selection, feature engineering, and creating visualizations in their choice of programming language- R or Python. The event also featured career development sessions on topics like professional networking, science communication, and research ethics.