It’s bizarre to go to a university where it’s practically a given that your classmates will your mind when they tell you about their summer. This could be daunting, as not all of us have the resources for a big internship or trip around the world. However, you don’t need to travel to have a story worth sharing, a fact that seventeen Wesleyan students took advantage of this summer. The QAC’s Summer Apprenticeship is a program in which students partner with a faculty mentor to work on a data-based research project. I spoke to a couple of participants and asked them to tell me about their work.
I tried to get a hint about the dataset for this year’s Data Fest competition, but as always that information is sealed up tight. That is one of the key alluring facts about Data Fest – none of the participants know what data set they will be working with until the opening ceremony.This year the … Read moreData Fest 2018: Sign Up for a Whirlwind Weekend with Data