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

Dos and Don’ts for Passing Certification Exams

Dear Future SAS-Certified Programmer, I came into the MSA program with little to zero experience in coding. Despite some hiccups on the way, I felt a sense of validation when I passed my SAS certification on the first try, and I write this letter to encourage you to do the Continue reading Dos and Don’ts for Passing Certification Exams

5 Chrome Extensions Every MSA Student Needs

MSA students spend 60+ hours per week attending class, studying, meeting with project and practicum teams, doing homework, and more.  Everyone wants to make the most of their time in the program, so today I’m going to show you five Chrome extensions that you can install in your browser to Continue reading 5 Chrome Extensions Every MSA Student Needs

Twitter’s Role in Data Science

As data science enthusiasts, we hear about Twitter’s role in web scraping and sentiment analysis in various projects and research journals. Twitter gives us a constant influx of data on any topic imaginable, giving analysts a way to generate reports on how people feel about healthcare, the stock market, or Continue reading Twitter’s Role in Data Science

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

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