Mission & Vision

Nittany Data Labs (NDL) was officially founded in the Fall of 2017 by students dedicated to providing a community around Data Science. Since then, it has grown to one of the largest student clubs in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. Supported by a variety of corporate and academic sponsors, NDL serves as a resource for all undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members, interest in topics related to Data Science.

NDL’s Training Program consists of a many week lecture series as well as online resources to be completed in your own time. By utilizing resources such as DataCamp, we provide students with the knowledge they may not encounter until higher level Computer Science or Information Sciences and Technology classes. For some, NDL acts as a supplement to what they learn in the classroom. For others, NDL can be the one-stop-shop for all that is Data Science. The various skills that are covered during our Training Program include: Introduction to Python, Basic Statistics, Data Visualization, Data Storytelling, Machine Learning, Model Comparison, and Deep Learning.
After the members of NDL are trained and armed with the Data Science knowledge the industry requires, some are put to the test.

Our Vision

“To be the place for Penn State students to learn about and improve on using data to make them better at what they do.”

Our Mission

At Nittany Data Labs, our purpose is to foster the growth of our member’s knowledge and understanding of data science and business intelligence by providing them with platforms to gain knowledge and projects with real clients and stakeholders so that they can contextualize that knowledge.

Our Values

Training

Training

From beginners to professionals, NDL is certain to take the time to train our members so that they can be more effective data scientists and analysts. 

Consulting

Consulting

Working with our trained members, we give them an opportunity to use their knowledge via real-world experience, and we help solve problems for our corporate partners.

Community

Community

Between the training and consulting process, we create a community of data scientist and a network of young professionals eager to begin their careers in this field.