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Activity Number: 429 - Strategic Statistical Partnerships Impacting Health and Education for the Public Good
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Thursday, August 6, 2020 : 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Sponsor: Stats. Partnerships Among Academe Indust. & Govt. Committee
Abstract #309389
Title: An Academic and Industry Partnership Training the Next Generation of Data Scientists
Author(s): Amy Wagaman and Nicholas Horton*
Companies: Amherst College and Amherst College
Keywords: partnership; MassMutual; Five Colleges; DataFest; data science

A partnership between the Five College Statistics Program (which includes Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) and MassMutual has proven mutually beneficial for training the next generation of data scientists. We will discuss the status of data science at each institution, and how MassMutual has supported these various programs through funding, staffing, and both hosting and supporting events, such as providing consultants for DataFest. The students benefit from access to data scientists at the company currently working on real problems, who share their real world experience and their passion for data science.

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