Corporate Partnersat The Data Mine


The Data Mine welcomes corporate partners to join us advancing data science through collaboration, education and research. We strive to build a welcoming environment to execute our mission - Data Science for All. Our Corporate Partners are a vital part of this.

There isn’t any perfect way to define a data science project for The Data Mine. A project with The Data Mine should be designed to challenge the students and help them learn - it is all about their building experience with analytics, familiarity with your company and ways of working.

The best Data Mine projects have these two elements:

  • Data intensive project: We seek projects with large data sets (an Excel spreadsheet doesn’t count).
  • Committed mentoring: It is important to have a corporate employee who can meet and mentor the students. Ideally, they know the data students will be working with and are invested in student development.

Corporate Partnership Benefits

Student Experience

Students describe their experience in The Data Mine like having an internship during the academic year – it is experiential learning at its best using project-based work and mentorship along the way. Students work with real-world data and real-world challenges ultimately helping them build the skills they need to be successful in their future careers. Learn more about the student experience (video): Student Experience in The Data Mine

Data Sharing and Privacy

The participating corporate partner determines how they prefer to share data with the students:

  • Hosting data at Purdue University on Anvil (secure, high computing cluster)
  • Guest accounts via company online environment
  • Sending company laptops

Learn more about The Data Mine’s technical resources: The Examples Book - Data Usage

Cost Structure

$20,000 per academic year: 5-10 students including students from all academic levels and backgrounds

More details about legal and funding: The Examples Book - Legal

Current Corporate Partners

3 Rivers Credit Union

AbbVie

Allison Transmission

AstraZeneca

ATOM

BASF

Bayer Crop Sciences

Beck's Hybrids

Blue Wave AI

Boeing

CAS

Caterpillar

CCSE

CDC PROTECT

Cisco

Cook Medical

Debaterly

DORIS

Elanco

Finish Line

FSSA

Howmet Aerospace

HUMN Capital

Indiana Soybean Alliance

Ingenii

Inogen

John Deere & Company

Keystone Cooperative

Knudsen Institute

Lockheed Martin

Merck

Microsoft Minecraft

MISO

Nationwide

No Limit Living, LLC

Pacific Life

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Pro Football Focus

Procter & Gamble

Purdue Athletics

Purdue Student Life

Raytheon Technologies

Renzoe Box

Sandia National Lab

Stratolaunch

Superfluid DX

Tesla

The Aerospace Corporation

ThermoFisher

USAA

USDA Forest Service

V2X

Viasat

Wabash

WikiMedia

Yamaha Precision Propellers