During our panel series, EDC brought together educators, industry leaders, researchers, and state officials to begin to develop a work plan toward addressing the challenge of expanding access to data science careers.

You can view each of the panel meetings, download briefs about them, or read related articles and external reports that will influence the working group. If you have suggestions for other articles, we’d love to include them! Please email us at


Panel Series Rationale


This brief details the issues driving us to convene the Panel Series

DS Panel 1 Issue Brief

Panel 1:
The Data Science Workforce Challenge

DS Panel 2 Issue Brief

Panel 2:
Data Science Education Policy Support

ds panel 3 issue brief

Panel 3:
Enhanced Strategies to Increase Diversity


Panel 4:
New Pathways for a Data Science Workforce

Articles and External Reports

How to Become Data Scientist - A Complete Roadmap | GeeksforGeeks

2019 MA Life Sciences Employment Outlook | MassBioEd

100 Best Jobs 2021 | US News and World Report

Note that within the top 10 jobs are three that are related to this panel series: Software Developer (#2), Statistician (#6), and Data Scientist (#8)

Relevant Links

Mass DESE Office of College, Career and Technical Education

Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

Middlesex Community College

Bunker Hill Community College degree and certificate programs:

AMGEN Foundation and EDC

Mass Life Sciences Center