Data for Good: Visualizing Food Insecurity

When Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina in September 2018, its impacts were devastating and many communities were faced with food insecurity. Nonprofits across the state quickly initiated or increased relief efforts to affected areas. Among these was the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina, which had previously collected Continue reading Data for Good: Visualizing Food Insecurity

A HOWL-o-ween at the Institute for Advanced Analytics

Big dogs. Small dogs. Red dogs. Blue dogs. What better way to bring a group of IAA students together for a howling good time than raising money for the SPCA of Wake County? Along with fur balls of all sizes, the Volunteer Committee at the Institute for Advanced Analytics hosted Continue reading A HOWL-o-ween at the Institute for Advanced Analytics

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

Thanksgiving Food Drive

It is no surprise that when you get a group of highly intelligent students together, most tasks turn into a competition. And for a group of aspiring data scientists, that competition comes down to numbers! This month, our Blue and Orange cohorts competed against one another to donate as many Continue reading Thanksgiving Food Drive

Annual School Supplies Drive Class of 2019

IAA’s Annual School Supplies Drive On average, teachers spend $500 each school year for supplies for their students.  In order to help decrease this amount locally, the students at the Institute for Advanced Analytics organized a supplies drive for Centennial Campus Middle School (CCMS). Eight students from the class of Continue reading Annual School Supplies Drive Class of 2019