Student Spotlight: Asurion Practicum Team

Twenty-four teams of NC State’s Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) students recently kicked off their eight-month practicum projects. Through these projects, sponsored by diverse organizations, students will use the analytical tools and techniques they’re learning in the classroom to develop solutions to their sponsors’ business problems. This month, we’d Continue reading Student Spotlight: Asurion Practicum Team

Three must-listen podcasts for data scientists

There is a podcast out there for everyone, and in some cases, many. I have discovered that there are more than a few podcasts written by and for people like me — unashamed data nerds. Here are my favorites. Data Skeptic Data Skeptic is one of the most popular podcasts Continue reading Three must-listen podcasts for data scientists

5 Things You Didn’t Know about MSA Class of 2020

After one amazing summer spent at the Institute for Advanced Analytics, I’ve realized my classmates possess some unexpected qualities. Many may expect a group of analytics professionals to be reserved, serious, and glued to their computer screens. However, in only 8 weeks I’ve discovered a completely different picture. 1 – Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know about MSA Class of 2020

Bootcamp: The Long and Short of It

Analytics bootcamp at the Institute for Advanced Analytics somehow felt both shorter and longer than six weeks. In many ways it felt as if it flew by, but in hindsight, I can’t believe that my classmates and I were actually able to accomplish as much as we did in only Continue reading Bootcamp: The Long and Short of It

Feed the Pack Food Drive

During summer bootcamp, MSA students, faculty, and staff donated $369 and 244 pounds of resources to Feed the Pack Food Pantry at NC State. The orange and blue cohorts competed to donate the most during the final two weeks of the summer bootcamp racing toward the incentive of a casual Continue reading Feed the Pack Food Drive

Learning SAS With Baseball Data, Where Process > Results

Last Monday marked the beginning of the “bootcamp” portion of the MSA program. Aside from two communications classes and preparing for a group presentation, the first week of bootcamp mainly consisted of learning and applying statistical concepts and the SAS programming language. As a member of the orange summer cohort, Continue reading Learning SAS With Baseball Data, Where Process > Results