This 3-day program provides students with an introduction to the skills and knowledge to apply data science and technology skills in a national security context. The program is open to students from the Rutgers IC CAE Consortium (Rutgers University, Borough of Manhattan Community College, City College of New York, and New Jersey City University). Two tracks are available:
- The STEM track is open to students with backgrounds in computer science, information technology and informatics, engineering, mathematics or data science. Students in this track have completed coursework in data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and/or algorithm design.
- The non-STEM track provides an introductory experience in the application of data science and technology skills in the national security context. Students do not need prior experience with data science to participate in this track.
On Day 1, students from the STEM and non-STEM tracks will participate in separate workshops tailored to their existing skill-levels in data science/technology. On Day 2, STEM and non-STEM students will participate in a joint analytical writing and briefing session and scenario-based simulation exercise. STEM and non-STEM students will work on an assigned intelligence question in multi-disciplinary teams and will prepare, and ultimately deliver, a briefing for a panel of “policymakers” on Day 3. The program will conclude with a career panel of current Intelligence Community (IC) professionals to highlight potential career paths and opportunities.