The data science student wins a poster competition

E. Lee Shoultzas

Abby Willard and her winning poster: “NSF EPSCoR DART Education Case Study Project”

Researchers involved Arkansas NSF EPSCoR DART Program recently met at Little Rock Rock Data Analysis, which is a solid and credible all-in-one meeting and student poster competition. Abby Willard, a rising junior in data science awards, won first place in the poster competition at the conference.

Willard’s project, assisted by her faculty advisor Karl Schubert and her staff advisor Lee Shoultz, involved developing data science case studies for other colleges and universities in the Data Science for Arkansas (DS4A) ecosystem to make it easier to get started. their courses and programs. This project is important and insightful because in 2020. The U of A data science program, launched in the fall of 2006, is the first of its kind in the state of Arkansas. Willard’s award-winning poster, entitled “NSF EPSCoR PI Team Case Study Project,” won her $ 1,000 prize to use at a future conference of her choice.

Karl Schubert, Director of the AU Data Science Program, said: “I am very proud of Abby and her contribution to our national data science ecosystem, Data Science for Arkansas, as acknowledged by her winning poster. . Her work helps us and our two- and four-year data science program partners conduct case studies with real-world data and real-world problems.

About DART: 2020 The Science and Technology Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, in collaboration with U of A and eight other colleges and universities, received $ 20 million. ). The state adds 4 mln. As a result, researchers have developed a program called Data Analysis That Is Reliable and Reliable, or DART. DART is designed to remove key barriers to the practical application and adoption of modern data analysis, learning, and forecasting, any of which may hinder or impede the full development and contribution. DART will also create a public data science education ecosystem by defining a mix of exemplary programs, degrees, pedagogies, and curricula; providing resources and training for K20 educators; providing learning opportunities in and out of the classroom for K20 students; and to ensure broad participation in order to influence the flow of qualified data science staff.

Institutions participating in DART

  • Arkansas State University, Beebe
  • Arkansas State University, Mountain House
  • Arkansas State University
  • Black River Technical College
  • Cossato Community College, University of Arkansas
  • Northwest Arkansas Community College
  • Philander Smith College (HBCU)
  • Shorter College (HBCU)
  • University of Southern Arkansas Tech
  • University of Southern Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas Community College, Batesville
  • University of Arkansas Community College Morrilton
  • University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (MSI)
  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff (HBCU)
  • University of Central Arkansas

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