University of Evansville Math Partners with EdjAnalytics to Launch Data Science Academy for High School Students
The University of Evansville’s Department of Mathematics is partnering with EdjAnalytics, a Louisville-based data science firm, to launch the UE Data Science Academy Powered by EdjAnalytics, a week-long program for high school students. The program will run from July 7 – 13, 2019, and will take place on UE’s campus.
“We are proud to support this important initiative with the University of Evansville. At EdjAnalytics, we use data science to improve the world through better decision making. We can’t think of a more valuable way to honor our mission than to support the data science industry’s next generation,” said Susan Olson, PhD, EdjAnalytics COO and UE alumna.
In the academy, students will learn the basics of data science through a variety of activities. Participants will work with UE mathematics professors and undergraduate students and connect with peers who share an interest in mathematics. Students will attend classes, engage in hands-on projects, and learn to present material and develop interactive apps.
“The digital revolution has created vast quantities of data,” said Darrin Weber, PhD, UE assistant professor of mathematics. “Extracting insights from this avalanche of information is the goal of data science. It has applications to internet search, advanced image recognition, video game development, actuarial science, medicine, sports, recommender systems, genomics, neuroscience, particle physics, and so much more.”
Students currently in grades 9, 10, or 11 who have completed algebra are invited to apply to the academy. The fee is $600 for the overnight, residential option or $350 for the day option. Registration ends May 1, 2019. Space is limited, so early application is encouraged. Visit our website for more information or to apply.
“The Data Science Academy is a great way for high school students to become familiar with the field of statistics and data science and with its methods and requirements. This preparation is important, because data science plays a critical role in a broad range of academic disciplines, from the natural and social sciences to medicine and marketing. Participants will be especially well-prepared for UE’s Statistics and Data Science degree program,” said David Dwyer, PhD, UE department chair for mathematics. “The University greatly appreciates the generosity of EdjAnalytics, and we are excited to join with them to offer this experience to high school students.”
UE Announces Increased Salaries and Outcomes for 2018 Graduates
A recent survey of the University of Evansville’s 2018 graduation class revealed that 95 percent of graduates were employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation, and the median salary of those employed full time is $52,500.
In comparison, UE’s class of 2017 saw a 94 percent career outcome rate and a $47,750 median salary among those employed.
“This increase can be attributed to the University’s commitment to offering students not only an outstanding educational experience, but also a unique and individualized career planning process,” said UE President Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz. “UE takes an active role to help ensure the future success of our students from their first connection with the University to long after graduation.”
UE’s Center for Career Development provides comprehensive services to students throughout their collegiate journey. Through the Career Advantage Program, prospective students have the opportunity to actively evaluate and test career options by taking a career assessment, meeting with a career advising professional, and developing a career action plan. Prospective students can begin the Career Advantage Program during their first visit to UE before even committing to attend.
The survey, a collaborative effort between UE’s Center for Career Development, Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, academic departments, and others, produced career information on 96 percent of the 501 members of the class of 2018.
UE’s career outcome rate of 95 percent stands in contrast to the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Services Benchmark Survey, which shows an 81.2 percent placement rate nationally for 2017 graduates.
UE Congratulates Graduate Rami Malek on Big Awards Season in Campus-wide Video
Rami Malek graduated from the University of Evansville’s Theatre department in 2003 and the entire campus community has joined together in a congratulatory video honoring his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the award winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody.
Set to the familiar “stomp, stomp, clap” rhythm of We Will Rock You by Queen, the video celebrates Malek’s successes in a montage of people he knew and places he frequented in his undergraduate years. Video highlights include the stage of Shanklin Theatre where Malek performed in numerous productions all the way to Harlaxton College, the University’s living, learning center in Grantham, England where he spent a semester abroad.
The video was produced by current UE students, senior Gina DeLise and junior Jules Iradukunda. The effort was spearheaded by two of Malek’s closest friends, Amelia McClain and Wes Grantom. The pair also graduated from UE in 2003 and are currently serving as guest artists in the UE theatre department. While at the University of Evansville, Malek performed in Death and the King’s Horseman, The Kentucky Cycle, Book of Days, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, and The Real Thing.
Malek has won big this awards season for his role in Bohemian Rhapsody, taking home an Oscar, a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and a BAFTA Award for his role.
View the full video online.
UE Builds: Local to Global Program Receives Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award
The University of Evansville has been selected to receive a 2019 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award in recognition of the University’s UE Builds: Local and Global, a program that partners with Habitat for Humanity.
Named after the late Senator Paul Simon of Illinois, the Simon Awards recognize outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization. The Spotlight Award recognizes specific international programs or initiatives that contribute to internationalization on campus. UE was one of three schools to be given this award.
“Housing is one of the most important things that an individual or family needs,” said Holly Carter, UE director of education abroad and director of Harlaxton College programs. “It promotes health, independence, safety, and belonging. Habitat homes allow children safe places to grow, study, and achieve a better life. Habitat homes improve communities and help those who own them to move forward in life. A house is an important part of our lives, and UE loves to build them!”
The UE Builds: Local to Global program has featured builds in Evansville, Indiana, and such countries as Portugal, Romania, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. The program also held its inaugural Barn Blitz to build 30 backyard barns in one day for Habitat for Humanity. Barn Blitz II is scheduled for later this spring. The UE Builds team is currently working on a project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as part of UE’s Collegiate Challenge Alternative Spring Break. An upcoming build is also planned in Mexico this summer.
The UE community is very involved with UE Builds. The University’s Office of Education Abroad, Center for Innovation and Change, and Student Engagement help operate the program. Participants have included the Habitat for Humanity student club, the Student Government Association, faculty members, staff, vice presidents, trustees, and the UE president.
The Simon Awards are given annually by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
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|Chuck Meacham has worked in various capacities including as a master electrician, lighting designer, production manager, and technical director with such organizations as the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, and the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival. He has been highly active with the United States Institute for Theatre Technology where he has served in the leadership of the Technical Production Commission since 2012. He is currently the Commissioner for Technical Production with USITT.
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