On Monday, Virginia Tech hosted a networking mixer for anyone interested in data science, with the goal of increasing female participation in the field and encouraging women to pursue careers in data science. The event was attended by numerous professionals and students, all eager to learn more about opportunities in the field.
Angie Patterson, a Professor of Practice in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, emphasized the importance of providing opportunities for women to network and learn from successful women in the data science field. She also highlighted the growing demand for data scientists, with the US Census Bureau predicting a 35 percent increase in demand by 2032.
On Tuesday, Virginia Tech will host a half-day conference with speakers from the field to raise awareness about the work and promote diversity in data science. The theme of this year’s event is centered on how women can gain visibility in data science, with a focus on providing role models for young women.
Professors and industry experts will share their insights and experiences with attendees, providing them with valuable resources and support to succeed in the growing field of data science. Additionally, attendees will have ample opportunities to network with other professionals and students who are passionate about this exciting field.