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Undergraduate Data Events

The following is a list of events that are related to the academic development of statistics majored undergraduate students.


2020 Science Career Fair

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The 2020 Science Career Fair is focused on helping you find an internship, a first job, or your next job! The event is open to all current Ohio State students and recent alumni, but physical and life science majors are highly encouraged to attend.

Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines, but the focus will be on careers in the Sciences. There will be a large number of private, non-profit, governmental sector companies recruiting for Interns, R&D developers, chemists, microbiologists, lab technicians & scientists, pharmaceutical researchers & sales, medical consulting & sales, GIS analysts, meteorologists, medical researchers, medical scribes, data scientists, geologists, software analysts, and many other related technical careers. In addition, there will likely be opportunities for technology, marketing, communications, business, data analytics, pharmacy, environmental sciences, and biological & biomedical engineering students.

Attending employers seek to fill full-time, entry-level positions, as well as summer internships. Advanced research via Handshake is recommended to determine if a particular employer of interest will be in attendance and a good match for you. Keep checking back, as employers are being added each week up to the event. 


2020 UConn Sports Analytics Symposium

Saturday, October 10, 2020

The UConn Sports Analytics Symposium (UCSAS) focuses specifically on students (graduate, undergraduate, and high school) who are interested in sports analytics. Organized by the UConn Statistical Data Science Lab of the Department of Statistics, UCSAS aims to: 1) showcase sports analytics to students at an accessible level; 2) train students in data analytics with application to sports data; and 3) foster collaboration between academic programs and the sports industry.
The symposium is open to anyone with an interest in sports analytics. The registration fee is minimal ($5) to get an accurate count for workshop planning and logistics.

Keynote Presentations
Thompson Bliss, Data Scientist, National Football League
Estimating the Impact of Travel, Rest, and Playing at Home in the National Football League

Ron Yurko, PhD Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
Going Deep: Models for Continuous-Time Within-Play Valuation of Game Outcomes in American Football with Tracking Data

Stephanie Kovalchik, PhD, Senior Data Scientist at Zelus Analytics
Making the Intangible Tangible: Using Mixture Models for Estimating Latent Quantities in Sports

ESPN Sports Analytics Team, ESPN
Redesigning NBA Basketball Power Index

Poster Session
A poster session is scheduled for 10:50–12:50. We invite submissions from all, especially students (high school, undergraduate, or graduate), with interesting works on any topics of sports analytics. The submission deadline is Friday, October 2, 2020. A student poster award (possibly named after a sponsor), decided by the Student Poster Award Committee, will be presented at the closing ceremony. The poster session also serves as a networking mixer. Grab a drink while enjoying the virtual poster session and networking.

Training Workshops
One-hour workshops are offered in three concurrent sessions of two hours (13:00-15:00). Led by experienced (sometimes former) graduate students from the Department of Statistics at UConn, they provide training from jumpstart to advanced sports analytic skills.  Please see the details at the conference website http://uconnsportsanalytics.org/.