Carolina Data Challenge

The Carolina Data Challenge, a data science hackathon that takes place annually at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, brought together 261 competitors racing to submit projects within 24 hours. The Institute was represented by the team of Malia Dunn-Reier, Namrata Jumani, Conor Lynch, and Jeron Russell, who Continue reading Carolina Data Challenge

Student Spotlight: Duke Health Practicum Team

NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2021 students, in 24 teams, have commenced their eight-month practicum projects. After signing non-disclosure agreements, teams completed kickoff meetings with their sponsor organizations to better understand the context of the business problems they’ve been tasked with solving. Using the scrum Continue reading Student Spotlight: Duke Health Practicum Team

Alumni in Action: Greg McElveen ’19 & Garrett Pedersen ’19

On the second day of their MSA Class of 2019 Orientation, we interviewed Greg McElveen and Garrett Pedersen. Their class had just completed the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment, one of several tools the Institute uses to help students better understand the unique talents they bring to their teams and their work. Continue reading Alumni in Action: Greg McElveen ’19 & Garrett Pedersen ’19

Preventing Eye Strain During Covid

In the wake of COVID-19, many people, including students at the IAA,  have found themselves spending more time in front of a screen. Amidst the many adjustments made to accommodate remote work, one that might be underappreciated is eye strain. This post aims to briefly describe eye strain and offer Continue reading Preventing Eye Strain During Covid

Diverse Disciplines: Sneha Bhalodia ’17

The Institute’s admissions team regularly receives inquiries from prospective students along the lines of: “I’m interested in the MSA program, but I’m a ________ major. Do I even have a chance of being admitted?” One can fill in that blank with any number of disciplines — physics, philosophy, food science Continue reading Diverse Disciplines: Sneha Bhalodia ’17

MSA Friends & Family: Chris and Erin St. Jeor

Many of NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students indicate that they learned about the Institute through a friend or family referral. Indeed, some have seen the stresses and successes of the MSA up close as a roommate, sibling, partner, or spouse completed the program. Occasionally, partners and Continue reading MSA Friends & Family: Chris and Erin St. Jeor