San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2014
Today Galvanize announced an expanded partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs to support scholarship opportunities at GalvanizeU, a new, accredited master’s degree program designed to address the demand for industry ready data scientists. As part of a larger partnership with Galvanize, Google for Entrepreneurs will provide scholarship funds for GalvanizeU to cover tuition costs for students in the 12 month program. This tuition reduction will allow more students from underrepresented groups – such as women, minorities, and people who identify as LGBT– to participate in the first cohort of GalvanizeU. In addition to diversity focused scholarships, all students enrolled in the GalvanizeU program will be eligible to apply for federal financial aid.
“This is the first of many partnerships we will build to bring diversity to data science and begin to de-homogenize the tech industry. Regardless of their background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or gender, we want students who are going to bring fresh ideas to the field of big data,” said Jim Deters, CEO of Galvanize.
Similar to other existing educational offerings from Galvanize, the Master’s in Data Science program is designed to give students real-world training through hands-on mentorship with practicing data scientists, internships and daily lab workshops. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to work with robust data as part of their capstone project.
"Diversity is a core value for Google for Entrepreneurs," said John Lyman, Head of Partnerships and Marketing at Google. “Partnering with Galvanize is one way we’re working to improve access to opportunity and ultimately increase the diversity of the tech center."
GalvanizeU’s offerings are for recent graduates from engineering, mathematics, computer science, and other technical disciplines, or working professionals who are excited to learn about the field of data science. Prospective students and scholarship recipients can apply today at http://www.galvanizeu.com. The first cohort begins in January 2015 at Galvanize’s San Francisco campus.
About Galvanize: Galvanize is a community of urban campuses for digital innovators and entrepreneurs that aligns work and learning by combining education, experience, and industry under one roof. Since launching its first campus in Denver in October 2012, Galvanize has expanded to San Francisco, California, and Boulder, Colorado, with more campuses scheduled to open throughout the U.S. in 2014 and 2015. Each campus offers training and education opportunities, techfocused events and a variety of workspace options. To learn more about Galvanize and membership, visit http://www.galvanize.com.