Datalines: An Interview with Polly Mitchell-Guthrie

“When you have a skill and ability to do things with data that most of your stakeholders are not going to understand, it gives you a significant responsibility to make sure that you do so in a way that is ethical.” -Polly Mitchell-Guthrie Charlie: Please provide an overview of your Continue reading Datalines: An Interview with Polly Mitchell-Guthrie

Holiday Gift Drive

This holiday season, the Institute for Advanced Analytics was excited to partner with WakeMed Children’s hospital to collect toys as part of their annual holiday gift drive. The drive ensures that every current patient has a gift at Christmas. While past fundraisers have involved competition between the two cohorts, this Continue reading Holiday Gift Drive

Datalines: An interview with Elaine McVey

“Thinking about how we collect data, how we use data, and how it affects people is part of the obligation of being in data science.” – Elaine McVey This is the first interview in a series called Datalines that explores data science careers in the social sector. The idea for Continue reading Datalines: An interview with Elaine McVey

Thanksgiving

The Institute for Advanced Analytics partnered with Centennial Campus Middle School (Raleigh, NC) and Hobbton High School (Newton Grove, NC) for a thrilling Thanksgiving food fundraiser. Over the course of one week, IAA students were encouraged to bring in nonperishable food donations. Cohorts earned points for specific items. While the Continue reading Thanksgiving

Women in Analytics Panel and Launching the MSA Book Club

Six women in analytics and technology shared their experiences and advice for navigating the workplace for women and men. Pictured from left to right: Sarah Glova Marina Burke Marina Akushevich Sneha Raghavan (moderator) Hiwot Tesfaye Salma Ibrahim Oct 19, the Institute for Advanced Analytics held a Women in Analytics Panel. We Continue reading Women in Analytics Panel and Launching the MSA Book Club

“I couldn’t care less.. For all intents and purposes.. One and the same” and other commonly misspoken phrases

Have you ever realized that you’ve been saying a common phrase incorrectly? Often the first way you hear a phrase pronounced is adopted as your personal rule. This comes up in everyday speech and, maybe most amusingly, in the misinterpretation of song lyrics. This blog post was inspired by noticing Continue reading “I couldn’t care less.. For all intents and purposes.. One and the same” and other commonly misspoken phrases

Intramural Soccer

Team Proc Score kicked off the fall season’s intramural soccer coed competitive league with a resounding 6-1 win over Angel’s Emeralds (whatever those are) on Friday. Ditching the business casual standard, the team sported their freshly printed mint green jerseys designed by the team’s very own Anne Marie Strickland. On Continue reading Intramural Soccer

Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

At the end of August, Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas, leaving many without homes, power, or food. After the success of the Bake Sale for School Supplies in July, Daniel and I decided to host a Bake Sale for Hurricane Harvey Relief. Sixteen IAA students contributed delicious baked goods to the Continue reading Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Rules of Engagement: Etiquette Dinner

The Blue and Orange cohorts came together for an etiquette session with the dynamic business expert, Mary Crane. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect – would we be talking about manners, like not putting elbows on the table? And how would this lecture apply to the work we were Continue reading Rules of Engagement: Etiquette Dinner