April 6, 2022

Purdue Data Mine students to share data-driven projects at symposium

Purdue University’s next generation of data-fluent individuals will display their projects at this year’s Data Mine Corporate Partners Symposium.

The Data Mine program will host the 2022 edition of The Data Mine Corporate Partners Symposium on April 20 to display the student’s projects throughout the year. A total of 60 projects from 47 corporate partnerships will be presented at the symposium.

At the symposium, which will be held virtually this year, the student’s posters and videos will be available for viewing at 8 a.m. ET. In addition, beginning at 2:30 p.m., students will be available via Zoom for a Q&A session and discussions with symposium guests. Registration is open and available to the public. Visit here for more details and to register.

“During The Data Mine’s Corporate Partners Symposium, we will highlight the wide range of student experiences this year, working on projects from many sectors of industry,” says Mark Daniel Ward, director of The Data Mine.

The Data Mine program at Purdue is open to undergraduate and graduate students from every college, program and major interested in data science. Data science refers to the scientific method of examining data and gaining insight from it. The work encompasses areas including artificial intelligence and machine learning and focuses on problem-solving.

According to Margaret “Maggie” Betz, managing director of corporate partnerships for The Data Mine, there are partnerships in many domains, including digital agriculture, manufacturing, aerospace, health care, supply chain, consumer science, computational drug discovery, sports analytics and social media analytics.

Ward says The Data Mine program allows students to grow, particularly how students’ skills can translate to their future careers.

“I am proud of the ways that The Data Mine has broadened opportunities for students throughout the state of Indiana (via The Indiana Data Mine) during the last year,” Ward says. “Regardless of where students choose to work after graduating, they will have myriad opportunities to utilize their data science skills in the workforce.”

All in all, Ward is looking forward to the future of expanding The Data Mine initiative. He appreciates the effort everyone has contributed to making this program successful.

 “We are also excited to launch The National Data Mine Network this fall. This program will enable 300 students at minority-serving institutions to learn data science, conduct research, and work on data-driven industry projects,” Ward says. “I am very thankful to our countless partners and colleagues, throughout Purdue and beyond, who have played a key role in making these dreams become a reality.”

Writer: Margaret Mowrer

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