Exciting, new opportunity for students at SAS Global Forum 2016!

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Are you a student learning SAS in your classes? Interested in Big Data and the power of SAS Analytics? Here’s your opportunity to show us what you’ve got!

At the Academic Summit at SAS Global Forum 2015, an exciting new competition was announced for students – the Student Symposium. This new opportunity allows teams of two to four students, and a faculty advisor/professor, to compete with other teams in the application of SAS Analytics and big data. We give you 8 different data sources to choose from, AND access to the software. All you have to do is choose a data source and come up with a problem to solve. Sounds fun, right? Students will submit a paper about their problem and solution, and the top eight teams will be selected to attend SAS Global Forum 2016 to present in a breakout session. The top three teams will be announced at the conference after their breakout sessions.

Students, this is a great way to apply the skills you’ve learned in the classroom to real-world data and solve a problem using Analytics. You also get to present to a global audience and network with thousands of other SAS users.

SAS Global Forum 2016 will be held in Las Vegas, NV April 19-21.

So, students, get your teams together and start working on those papers! Register your team today!

More information can be found on the Student Symposium page. Questions? Email symposium@sas.com.

 

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Jenna Green

Sr Associate Training Operations Specialist

Jenna Green is part of the Global Academic Program in SAS’ Education Division where she manages the Student Programs. She works with college and university students looking to attend SAS Global Forum and other user conferences to have the opportunity to present their research to fellow peers. She also works with high schools in the local area to highlight the importance of STEM.

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