After each of the four meetings in the series, we will offer a video of the meeting as well as a meeting brief that summarizes the key points discussed by the panelists.

At the conclusion of the series, we will produce a Panel Series Report that will form the basis for the working group as it begins to outline the strategic plan for broadening and extending the Data Science pipeline.

We also include links to interesting related articles and external reports that will influence that panel series report. 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

  • Issue Brief (to come)
  • Video (YouTube)
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Panel 3:
Enhanced Strategies to Increase Diversity

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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