Sexy job, sense of humor, slogan
By Peter Horner
They already have the sexiest job of the 21st century according to a Harvard Business Review article by Tom Davenport and D.J. Patil. Now, it turns out, data scientists also have a great sense of humor. Who knew?
The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) will hold exams for its Certified Analytics Professional program according to the following schedule:
Queens School of Business
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jan. 11, 2014
ITPG Education Center
Vienna, Va. (suburb of Washington, D.C.)
Jan. 29, 2014
University of Alabama
Business Analytics Symposium
March 6, 2014
Drexel University James E. Marks Intercultural Center
March 29, 2014
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics and O.R.
Westin Boston Waterfront
June 21, 2014
INFORMS Conference on The Business of Big Data
San Jose Marriott
San Jose, Calif.
To apply, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification/Apply-for-Certification
For more information, click on https://www.informs.org/Certification-Continuing-Ed/Analytics-Certification
March 30 - April 1, 2013
2014 INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics & Operations Research
June 22-24, 2014
2014 INFORMS Conference on the Business of Big Data
San Jose, CA
December 15, 2013
AnyLogic Conference: Multimethod Simulation & Modeling
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CEO Goodnight calls for strengthened STEM learning nationwide.
Business analytics company SAS has endorsed the new “Vital Signs” reports that offer state-by-state recommendations on strengthening K-12 math and science to prepare students to compete globally. SAS CEO and founder Jim Goodnight urged state leaders to resist political pressure to lower expectations.
SAS is a member of Change the Equation, the national CEO-led science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) coalition, which created the reports.
The Vital Signs reports compile critical data on the current condition of STEM learning in each state and the District of Columbia. They offer state-specific recommendations on how to boost student outcomes by concentrating on key areas such as improving results on state and national tests and targeting achievement gaps.
North Carolina’s analysis identified poor performance by fourth- and eighth-graders on national math tests. And while on par with the national average, only 57 percent of eighth-grade math and science teachers in North Carolina have majors or minors in math.
“Today’s employers are looking for workers who are proficient in science, technology, engineering and math, and they compensate well for that expertise," Goodnight said. "Yet, the number of kids on the road to becoming STEM graduates remains well below the demand. We must address this alarming trend."
SAS is a founder of the Triangle High Five Algebra Readiness Initiative, which helps mathematics teachers identify and engage in highly effective instructional practices as they address the disparities in mathematics achievement related to race and income.
Each state’s Vital Signs report contains data in six key areas of STEM learning: academic expectations, state standards and tests, student performance and achievement gaps, teaching and learning, preparing for and succeeding in college, and teacher quality.
Change the Equation is compiling more comprehensive data on STEM learning nationwide, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The coalition is planning to release additional Vital Signs reports to ensure that every student has the opportunity for a STEM education equal to the best in the world.
Copies of each report and more information about the work of Change the Equation can be found on its website, www.changetheequation.org.