Carnegie Mellon University

Data Analytics for Science Immersion Experience (DASIE)

There is a widespread need for scientists with advanced data skills and a national need to recruit and retain emerging scientists from underrepresented groups.

DASIE, in partnership with Dow and Accenture, addresses this skills gap by bringing together students from outside of Carnegie Mellon University to start building a pipeline of future science leaders with advanced data skills and to bring awareness of opportunities that exist at CMU, the partner organizations and the industry as a whole.

Participants will spend one week on campus at CMU, experiencing some of the curriculum relating to Data Analytics, and then travel to Midland, MI for hands-on experiences at Global Dow Center. In addition to their time in the classroom, there will be many opportunities for connection, including on-the-job shadowing and training from Dow and Accenture industry experts and mentoring from CMU faculty and staff.

Important Dates and Demographics

  • 2023 Application season opens: December 16, 2022
  • 2023 Application deadline: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 11:59 p.m. EST
  • Notification of Admission: No later than March 31
  • Arrive at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA: Saturday, June 11, 2023
  • Leave to DOW Corporate Headquarters, Midland, MI: Sunday, June 18, 2023
  • Depart from DOW: Wednesday, June 21, 2023

 2022 Admissions Data

  • Applications: 131
  • Awards: 21
  • Profile, Class of 2022: Colleges represented: Florida International University, Johnson C. Smith University, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Spelman College, Georgia State University, Florida A&M University, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Elizabeth City State University, San Francisco State University, The University of Texas at El Paso, Sonoma State University, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez, California State University, Fresno, Clark Atlanta University, Philander Smith College, Florida Memorial University, Tuskegee University, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University

Quick Facts and Details

  • Stipened: $500, plus room, board, and travel
  • Duration: 11 Days
  • Travel: Round trip airfare or mileage
  • Room: Mix of doubles, triples, quads
  • Board: Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Daily Transportation: Pittsburgh - Students walk to lectures and events; Midland - Transportation provided to students
  • Hours: Lectures and planned activities are scheduled from 8:30 am - 7:00 pm Monday through Friday. 
  • Sponsored Trip (examples): White water river rafting, Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game, or amusement park
  • Locations: CMU and Accenture: Pittsburgh, PA and DOW: Midland, MI
  • Who should apply?  DASIE is for undergraduates majoring in STEM. You must be enrolled in an accredited university at the time of submission. Applicants are required to submit a short essay and name one recommender who can speak to their academic success. There is no GPA minimum and no citizenship requirements. 


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