Scholastic chess clubs: 10 reasons why

Chess in the classroom? Teachers and parents have discovered the educational benefits, and the trend is growing rapidly.  And they are in good company. On June 13th, 2014, Bono called his time as a scholastic chess player as his  "... greatest childhood pleasure. In Ballymun we had a chess club, […]

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Did you know analytics did that?

It is always important to continue to sell the value of analytics within your organization, especially to your leaders.   Usually, these type of results are delivered via reports, dashboards, or emails.   However did you know that analytics: Detects when expensive machinery like electrical submersible pumps (ESP) or oil platforms need maintenance before […]

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What are you doing to promote the Hour of Code?

Why is SAS joining hands with Google, Microsoft, Amazon and other corporations to celebrate The Hour of Code? During Computer Science Education Week, December 9 – 15, SAS and many others will draw attention to some startling facts: The number of computer science jobs is growing three times faster than […]

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Showcasing our best: inspiring students with disabilities

Ed says the great jobs of tomorrow will be in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Unfortunately, people with disabilities are currently underrepresented in these fields. So, the accessibility team here at SAS is working hard to make sure that analytical tools are accessible for everyone. This […]

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The missing piece: Connecting school work to STEM careers

Just for a moment, think back to the days when you were in middle school.  Chances are, at some point you asked your teacher, "WHY do we have to study this stuff?"  or "When will I ever USE this stuff?" Students are still asking those questions today, but there is […]

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SAS loves math: Wendy McHenry

From figuring out the optimal price a company should charge for soup to forecasting an organization's financial outcomes, each day brings a new business challenge for Wendy McHenry, systems engineer at SAS. Her "How can we help?" attitude is only part of the equation for successful customer relationships. Find out how math […]

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SAS loves math: Udo Sglavo

“Maybe math is not love-at-first-sight for you, but it pays to flirt with it a little,” says Udo Sglavo.  As a principal analytical consultant in the operations research R&D group at SAS, he’s not your typical mathematician. Udo arrived at his career with a gentle tug from family members and […]

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SAS loves math: Dan Zaratsian

Dan Zaratsian, senior associate technical consultant in the analytics group, is an expert web-crawler—and wakeboarder—who works one-on-one with customers using math to mine sentiment from textual data. An electrical engineer with a mathematical mind, Dan thinks the text analytics he does is awesome—and so do we. Read on for a […]

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SAS loves math: Imre Polik

Imre Polik, senior operations research specialist in the operations research group, truly qualifies as a math lover. Having studied math his entire life—and having taught it for two years—Imre offers some valuable words of wisdom and experience. He even has a couple of stories and jokes up his sleeves! Read […]

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SAS loves math: Tammy Jackson

Tammy Jackson, a senior research statistician developer in the economics technology group, says her job is like taking a math test all day—but she wouldn’t have it any other way. With a background in matrices, linear algebra and math education, Tammy is proud of her work and has a keen eye for […]

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