Our Mission:

For, by, and to the education and empowerment of impactful students.

Our Accomplishments:

Since April, we’ve been able to crowdsource students to get them involved with independent research projects, student community networks, and helped them learn and gain skills in computer science and data science. 

More specifically, we’ve been able to:

  1. Recruit over 6,000 students from over 20 different time zones.

  2. Publish 2 papers in the Journal of Working With Older Adults.

  3. Supply over 30+ research positions through Georgia Tech’s College of Computing Summer REU, our own research fellowship, and the Harvard Center for Geographic Analysis

  4. Establish over 20 partnerships with organizations like the Harvard Data Science Initiative, Harvard Innovation Labs, Helpful engineering, dcyphr, and Just One Giant Lab.

  5. Coordinate over 350k+ articles of PPE donated.

  6. Host over 30 educational events (tutorials, seminars, panels, etc) with speakers from 3b1b to Avi Schiffman to the Attorney General of Massachusetts, with over 1000 students reached.

Our Vision:

As we continue to grow our operations and organization, we will continue to connect students to resources in our network as they actualize their projects, initiatives, and ideas. 

Within the next few years we plan to: 

  1. Produce more visualizations, publishable manuscripts, and content through Coronavirus Visualization Team to support COVID-19 research.

  2. Make independent research more accessible for students and lower the entry point for students looking to work on independent projects through EquiSearch and Erevna’s Research Fellowship.

  3. Help students draft data-driven policy proposals that create meaningful impacts on public policy decisions through Policy for the People.

  4. Launch outreach campaigns to work with HBCUs and underrepresented groups in STEM to get them further involved in our work and initiatives.

  5. Support software solutions from our hackathons organized by Hack for the People through our new MVP seed fund F(o)und.

  6. Build visualization and intercollegiate community groups with seminars and community-wide events through CVC and the Intercollegiate Discord.

  7. Host panels centered on diverse perspectives to combat pressing issues in education, computer science, and epidemiology through Panel to the People.