2012 is off to a great start here at SAS. I have already talked with several students this year and the semester is just getting started! If you are a college student and have just returned to campus, then you probably already have a pile of course syllabi and are in no hurry to plan out every assignment just yet. Chances are you have at least one project this semester that requires you to do some research and analysis. If you’re anything like me, doing the research isn’t the hard part. The hardest part for me was narrowing down the topic to something that was manageable given the project requirements, funding (or lack thereof), and timeframe.
I had the pleasure of attending several of the SAS Users Group Conferences this past year and I got to meet a lot of students from all across the US and hear about their projects and how they were using SAS. Several of these students had papers accepted at the conferences and I was fortunate to be able to attend many of their presentations. To help get your semester off to a great start, I have listed some of the presentations I think you will find interesting. These papers will help give you some ideas for potential topics you could explore and ways you could use SAS in your projects.
Student Papers from 2011 SAS Users Group Conferences
- Gerard Tano, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Money Demand Estimation using SAS
- Reuben Ng, Yale School of Public Health
Increased Life Expectancy from Positive Perceptions of Retirement
- Satish Garla, Oklahoma State University
%GetTweet: A New SAS Macro to Fetch and Summarize Tweets
- Diana Shealy, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
Benefits of JAVA Within SAS: Exploring the Differences of the new JavaObj and SAS/IML Studio
- Manoj Immadi, Oklahoma State University
Kass Adjustments in Decision Trees on Binary/Interval Target Variable
- Hemalkumar Mehta, Department of Clinical Sciences and Administration, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston
Proc Surveyfreq: Why Do a Three Way Table in SAS When We Want Two Way Table Information?
If you will be using SAS for the first time as part of a project, or if you want to find out more about how you can attend a SAS user group conference and present your research, you will find lots of information and resources specifically for students on the SAS Global Academic Program Web site. Have a great semester!