Dr. Perry Samson will take part in two new research projects

samsonClimate & Space (CLaSP) Professor Perry Samson will take part in two new research projects announced by the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS). The learning analytics projects will each receive $1.25 million dollars from MIDAS as part of their Data Science Initiative launched in 2015.

Dr. Samson, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Science at CLaSP, will participate in the projects Analytics for Learners As People, which "seeks to uncover connections between students' personal attributes such as values, beliefs, interests and goals, and their success in school or overall sense of well-being by expanding the traditional analysis of educational success to include other factors outside of the classroom"; and Holistic Modeling of Education, which will focus "on building a holistic model of student achievement, with the aim of providing instruction tailored to the specific needs of all students."

For more information all of the new projects funded by the MIDAS Data Science Initiative, please visit theUniversity Record website.