Looking at the Numbers: Census Data Workshop, Sept. 25

CSM Hosts Census Bureau Specialist for Hands-on Training

The College of Southern Maryland’s Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Research Department (PIR) will host Nesreen Khashan, data dissemination specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, from 9 a.m. to noon, Sept. 25, for a hands-on workshop. The workshop will be held at the La Plata Campus, Francis P. Chiaramonte, MD Center for Science and Technology, ST Building, Room ST-129, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata.

Khashan will provide training to some of the data-access tools available on the Census Bureau’s website, including a web application that allows users to track migration flows to and from their county. This application provides annual estimates on various community indicators, including race and ethnicity compositions, median income, educational attainment and average home ownership.

“These are powerful tools used in planning for and adjusting to the needs of students and community members in an increasingly globalized world,” said PIR Associate Vice President Kelly McMurray.

A limited number of spaces are available for the workshop. To register, contact McMurray at kmcmurray@csmd.edu or 301-934-7624.