Houghton Star: Pending Data Science Major Brings New Opportunities

"Pool, McKell, and Fisher met with employers such as: SAS, a business analysis company, Microsoft, RapidMiner, Bloomberg, and Bell Canada to inquire about data science internships for Houghton College students. They also met with Stefan Heeke, CEO of SumAll, a data and impact analytics company, who has a nonprofit organization branch. According to Pool, they also discussed creating a fellowship in New York City for Houghton students “Students would bring their own research data and be given guidance and instruction on analytics, dashboard visualization and policy implementation,” she said “It would be a great experiential learning opportunity for students interested in applying data science to a humanitarian effort.” McKell and Fisher also discussed opportunities to use business’s data software software in classes within the major."

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