Welcome to the Statistics and Data Science club website!

Hello, and welcome to Statistics and Data Science Club! If you are interested in getting involved with numbers, then you've come to the right place! With biweekly meetings and planned events, we strive to introduce members to the possibilities open to them in the field of stats and data. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of major.

Come join the fun at our next meeting in the Student Club Space at Innovation Hall, E327!


APR 18, 2022 - Tableau Workshop

Second Tableau Workshop was held utilizing the following datasets:

The following five data sets selected from the Urban Institute Data Catalog. The Urban Institute is a "nonprofit research organization that believes decisions shaped by facts, rather than ideology, have the power to improve public policy and practice, strengthen communities, and transform people's lives for the better." (https://www.urban.org/aboutus


Nara Neelakrishnan, GMP Data Analyst, led the students through a hands-on demo.

     

April 18, 2022, 11:24 a.m. by Katherine Merrill


MAR 21, 2022 - Vermont Economic & Labor Market Division Information Talk with Kevin Stapleton

Kevin Stapleton, economist and Assistant Director of the Economic and Labor Market Information Division of the Vermont Department of Labor, talked to the club.  In that role he oversees a variety of employment and labor force data programs, analyzes economic trends and travels the state to discuss the Vermont economy. In addition to his work with VDoL Kevin is a faculty member at The University of Vermont where he teaches economics, community and international development. 

Kevin talked about what his division does, and discussed the data and tools used.  Kevin was invited to talk to the club about the upcoming Tableau Workshop (Apr 4th and 18th) with the data sets from this current ASA contest:   https://community.amstat.org/dataexpo/home   Kevin explained that the Urban Institute created these files directly from the Census, Current Population Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data.  The talk was engaging, extremely informative, and ended with possible internships opportunities.

Here are Kevin's slides:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1532gkn5_jXnCeU4UWhXkIBXrGAlIwKqZ/view?usp=sharing



March 21, 2022, 10:06 a.m. by Katherine Merrill


FEB 7, 2022 Meeting Recap - Summer Opportunities

At the February 7th Meeting, summer opportunities were covered.  These included Internships, REUs and Summer Intensives.


Holly Fosher, CEMS Career Readiness Coordinator, provided the attached Internship Guide handout.  In the guide, you will see many built-in links for you to review.  The links include Handshake, LinkedIn, many Job Boards, Buzzfile, Events, and Resources.  Please contact Holly for any questions or general information about summer opportunities.  You can email her and schedule an appointment through Navigate.  Or there are drop-in times:   Wed & Thurs, 1:30-3:30pm @ Perkins 101.  This week there are also these events supported by Holly:


Also reviewed the STAT & DS CLub webpage, Career Resources Tab.  If you are interested in Summer Intensives (SIVs), look at Other Summer Programs including Dr. Sherri Rose's webpage.  A summer intensive is a 4-6 week program during the summer to spend time intensively learning a topic.  Most of these are for BioStatistics.  Some offer stipends.


Professor Puck Rombach has provided the following links with opportunities for undergraduate & graduate students:

    • Phase AI is a community for data professionals to connect, learn, and advance their careers
    • UCLA IPAM (Institute for Pure and Applied Math)  Look at the Programs tab for Student Research Programs, and then for RIPS (Research in Industrial Projects for Students).


Professor Chip Cole, Director of the Vermont Space Grant Consortium, has offered this opportunity.  See handouts attached.

I am writing to let you know about a NASA-funded undergraduate research program, called the NASA Research Experience for Undergraduates, or NASA REU for short.  The program awards successful applicants with a $6,000 stipend and up to $1,000 for travel to support student-conducted research under the mentorship of a faculty member.  The research must be in an area aligned with NASA priorities.  

Eligible recipients are U.S. citizens enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program within a STEM discipline at a Vermont college or university.

Please see the attached announcement for full details, including instructions on on how to apply.  The application deadline is March 25, 2022.  The NASA REU program is a great way to learn about research related to space exploration while gaining valuable experience! 



Here is an excel workbook with many summer programs in the areas of Statistics, BioStatistics, Data Science and Computer Science.  Use the TABS at the bottom of the workbook to go to the different areas of study. 



And finally, the CEMS Dean's Office has some funding to support unique undergraduate student opportunities, such as Travel Support for students participating in formal summer experiences abroad or in unpaid internship experiences.  Proposals can be sent to Jennifer.Main@uvm.edu and must meet the following requirements:

            • no more than one page of text (a second page with images is allowed)
            • a support letter from a faculty advisor
            • include a short introduction to the project, a description of how funds will be used, and a budget including other funds that can be used to support the proposed activity

 

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SEARCH FOR SUMMER DATA FUN!!!!!

Feb. 7, 2022, 3:48 p.m. by Katherine Merrill

Featured Alumni

Jenny Eberling | Class of 2021

Degree & Year from UVM? – I graduated from UVM as a statistics major in 2020

What you are doing now? – Currently I am in Villanova University’s Applied Statistics MS program and will hopefully finish in spring of 2022. I am a graduate assistant, which means that I do work for the department (grading and tutoring) in exchange for tuition and a stipend.

Anything else you want to say? – Being active in the community and the department opened up a lot of doors for me, so I definitely encourage UVM students to make the most of their time. You never know what conversation or experience might spark an interest that leads you to your next step.

Welcome to the Statistics and Data Science club website!

Hello, and welcome to Statistics and Data Science Club! If you are interested in getting involved with numbers, then you've come to the right place! With biweekly meetings and planned events, we strive to introduce members to the possibilities open to them in the field of stats and data. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of major.

Come join the fun at our next meeting in the Student Club Space at Innovation Hall, E327!


APR 18, 2022 - Tableau Workshop

April 18, 2022, 11:24 a.m. by Katherine Merrill


MAR 21, 2022 - Vermont Economic & Labor Market Division Information Talk with Kevin Stapleton

March 21, 2022, 10:06 a.m. by Katherine Merrill


FEB 7, 2022 Meeting Recap - Summer Opportunities

Feb. 7, 2022, 3:48 p.m. by Katherine Merrill

Featured Alumni

Jenny Eberling | Class of 2021

Degree & Year from UVM? – I graduated from UVM as a statistics major in 2020

What you are doing now? – Currently I am in Villanova University’s Applied Statistics MS program and will hopefully finish in spring of 2022. I am a graduate assistant, which means that I do work for the department (grading and tutoring) in exchange for tuition and a stipend.

Anything else you want to say? – Being active in the community and the department opened up a lot of doors for me, so I definitely encourage UVM students to make the most of their time. You never know what conversation or experience might spark an interest that leads you to your next step.