• We collaborated with Transcend UW, a student org at UW-Madison on innovation and entrepreneurship for a conversational-style event with Tobin Jansenberger, one of the leaders of the Data Science and Analytics Lab at AMFAM. 
  • Tobin Jansenberger has experience building two software companies and gave his unique insights into both data science and entrepreneurship.
  • We had Professor Bret Larget, Professor of Botany and Statistics, share with us his research on reconstructing the evolutionary history of different species from DNA sequences collected. 
  • Professor Larget also led an interactive workshop on intro to web scraping using R. 
  • Dana Maltby and Sara Rodock, advisors for the Data Science major here at UW-Madison gave a workshop about the Data Science major. 
  • The workshop included an overview of the data science major, major requirements, and a Q&A. 

Link to the recording: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XrCDBh9i7bt2-UeStKcPbqmfZH1_VnpF/view?usp=sharing  

  • We gave a brief introduction to the Data Science Club and our new executive board members. 
  • Kristopher Keipert from NVIDIA gave a workshop on Introduction to Data Science. We went through a small, real dataset on female and male height and weight data on Jupyter Notebook, going through some basic statistics and visualization. 
  • Link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1sSCmZaSrfgsJHzVRO0Rge8oa6Y1kOCHt?usp=sharing 

Thinking about graduate school in data science, statistics, math, or computer science? Come and learn from alumni who have been there! You’ll learn all about applying to graduate school and how to be a strong applicant, how to decide if grad school is right for you, what to do now to prepare, and different career paths after grad school. Please fill out the survey here to prepare questions for the panelists.

* This event is co-sponsored by SuccessWorks, Data Science Club, and Statistics Club.