Analytics U Introduces Data Science to Underrepresented High School Students
Friday, October 8, 2021
A new, free, week-long pathway program introduced 15 high school students to how data science can play a critical role in solving real-world problems that impact everyday lives.
The program, which ran August 9-13, included college access and professional development opportunities; connections and networking with industry professionals from Target, Land O’ Lakes, and others; and an immersive educational experience at the Mall of America. Working in teams, students also tackled a real data project, presenting their findings on the final day of the event.
A partnership between the Undergraduate Program and Carlson Analytics Lab, organizers say they plan to make this an annual event.