Counting ships

 

Areas of highest ship density from Jan. 2015 to Aug. 2015 (before backlog) vs. Jan. 2021 to Nov. 2021 (during backlog)

by Trey Plante ’24

This past semester I took Working with Remote Sensing Data (QAC234) and developed a project focused on counting container ships in the Long Beach Harbor, California. Here are some details of what I did.

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Wesleyan team takes first place in the regional Roland Berger’s Case for a Cause competition, follows in the footsteps of the win in 2018

Four team members, dressed in blazers and wearing masks, show thumbs up.
Celebrating the win outside of the Butterfields dorm. April 9, 2021. Left to right: Ransho Ueno, Pim Wandee, Sarah Rizky Ardhani, and Asa Sakornpant

Four sophomores from Wesleyan – Asa Sakornpant, Pim Wandee, Sarah Rizky Ardhani, and Ransho Ueno – won the New England regional competition in business consulting, hosted by the Boston office of Roland Berger. Read on for their thoughts on what makes a successful team, which parts of Wesleyan experience have helped them, and where do they see themselves in the future.

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Getting the Scoop on All Things QAC: A Short Q&A with Data Journalist and Visiting Instructor, Stephen Busemeyer

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past two months, you know that the talk of the town has been QAC250: “An Introduction to Data Journalism.” Taught by journalist Stephen Busemeyer of the Hartford Courant, the class has proved to be a huge hit despite tricky class hours (7:10 – 10:00PM.) The relatively … Read more