The Lucy Family Institute is committed to training the next generation of data scientists to guide data-driven discoveries.

Affiliated students develop an interdisciplinary understanding of networked and data-driven systems, and have the ability to design rigorous algorithms and models applicable to a broad range of careers. At the Institute, students are also trained to engage stakeholders and to incorporate the societal impacts and considerations of their craft.


This 15-credit program trains undergraduate students in data science through a lens of social responsibility and community engagement, including rigor and responsibility, ethics, society, and policy.

iTREDS Program

SEEDS Program

A three-week immersion program for local high-school students to learn about data science and to apply skills through hands-on project-based learning tied to their experiences and interests.

SEEDS Program

Early Bridges to Data Science Program

A three-day summer series where local middle school teachers participate in interactive workshops and pedagogy training at Notre Dame so that they can learn methods for teaching data science.

Early Bridges to Data Science Program

Workshops & Trainings

The Lucy Family Institute offers a wide variety of free trainings, workshops, and guest lectures to Notre Dame faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students. These events cover programming techniques and methods ranging from basic to advanced levels.