Community College students pursue DH research through CESTA partnership with OCE and SUL

CESTA Interns at Lunch Break

Last week marked the successful conclusion of our summer DH internship program with local community colleges. Thanks to an award from the Office of Community Engagement (OCE) and building on last year's pilot (also generously funded by the OCE), Daniel Bush and our partner at Foothill College, Dr. Falk Cammin, designed and expanded CESTA’s Community College Summer Internship, more than doubling the number of student participants—we funded twelve interns this summer—and adding De Anza to the existing partnership with Foothill College. The eight-week long summer program provided the student interns with training in Digital Humanities-related skills, such as computational text analysis, spatial analysis, and data visualization, all through hands-on and project-focused research experience. The students, grouped into three research teams, all worked on the KNOW Systemic Racism (KSR) project, created and led in the Stanford Libraries by Felicia Smith, the Racial Justice and Social Equity Librarian. SUL Digital Research Architect and CESTA affiliate Nicole Coleman led the students in their summer project research with additional mentorship and coordination from William Parish, graduate student in the Stanford history department and a CESTA affiliate. Kudos to everyone involved for a successful and productive summer program!