Soil Science Assistant Professor Thea Whitman’s proposal has been selected as one of the 10 highly innovative projects chosen to receive UW-Madison Data Science Initiative funding. Thea’s project is entitled “Addressing Misclassification in the Microbiome: A Data-scientific Approach to Propagating Uncertainty in Microbial Community Composition.” Fifty-four proposals from across the UW-Madison campus were submitted. The proposals were reviewed by 49 UW-Madison faculty. A seven-faculty committee next evaluated the merits of each proposal based on the faculty reviews and the project’s potential for making significant contributions. Congratulations, Thea!