Optimal’s CEO, Mark Turner, Joins the National Data Science Alliance Education and Workforce Committee to Advance Data Science at HBCUs

Date: November 1, 2023

Optimal’s President and CEO, Dr. Mark Turner, has joined the National Data Science Alliance (NDSA) Education and Workforce Committee. The committee aims to advance the field of data science across Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). It is recognized for its commitment to fostering equitable opportunities in the data science arena.

The NDSA is a national consortium of individuals and organizations dedicated to advancing data science, supporting institutions, and bridging the gap between academia and industry. With a primary focus on HBCUs, the NDSA aims to increase representation and diversity in data science, empowering underrepresented communities to thrive in this rapidly evolving field.

As a member of the Education and Workforce Committee, Dr. Turner brings his extensive data science expertise and commitment to promoting education and workforce development in the data science field. His experience and passion align perfectly with the NDSA’s mission to advance data science education and opportunities for HBCU students and faculty.

The Education and Workforce Committee will serve as a vital platform for HBCUs, providing access to resources, funding opportunities, industry partnerships, and mentoring programs to foster the success of students and faculty in data science-related fields. By strengthening the data science programs at HBCUs, the NDSA seeks to reshape the landscape of technology and data science, ensuring equitable representation for all.

For more information about the National Data Science Alliance and its Education and Workforce Committee, please visit www.NDSA.org.