High school students attend the kickoff session for Analytics U at the Carlson School.

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.

Fall 2021 alumni magazine cover

This article appeared in the Fall 2021 alumni magazine

Our world, our lives, and our work have changed. We must continue to adapt.

So, how do we do that? Where do we go from here? What’s next?

Fall 2021 table of contents

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