Auguste Research Group

The Auguste Research Group is developing a program with young adults from Black, Indigenous and Latinx communities in the North San Diego county area who are passionate about being outdoors and who are interested in a technology-based career. The program provides training toward a career in ocean-based drone piloting and data science. This collaboration is led by Dr. Donna Auguste, a Black engineer and data scientist. Dr. Auguste sees the potential for emerging entrepreneurs to form strong businesses that benefit the ocean ecosystems by analyzing marine data from drone sensors and cameras. She observes that engineers create sensors based on their lived experiences, and this program would provide a prime opportunity for knowledge and practices from Black, Indigenous and People of Color epistemologies to be at the forefront in the future of sensor data and the ocean.

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