UTSA opens data science school, partners with Census Bureau

The opening on Monday of a new university facility aimed at collaboration and data science in downtown San Antonio coincided with an announcement that it will be the first in the nation to partner with a federal agency on the use of data in diverse communities.

Officials with the University of Texas at San Antonio, city and county leaders, philanthropists and developers cut the ceremonial ribbon on San Pedro I, its new $91.8 million National Security Collaboration Center and School of Data Science at 506 Dolorosa St.

Also on Monday, the university announced that it has signed an agreement with the US Census Bureau to collaborate on projects that expand how the agency collects and uses data and work to develop a diverse workforce in data science for the future of the bureau.