Analytics Shootout and Poster Contest Winners Announced

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The new Analytics Experience 2016 conference is right around the corner! For students that means opportunities to be recognized for their analytics expertise through two contents associated with the event.

Analytics Shootout

Every year, SAS, along with the Institute for Health and Business Insight at Central Michigan University, team up to bring you the Analytics Shootout.  This is a team competition where students get to solve a hypothetical, real-world business problem.  This year’s problem focuses on the Baby Boomer generation, and the impacts to the health care system as this population ages.  Teams are given tasks, things to consider, and data sets to solve this problem.  The Top 3 teams receive an all-inclusive trip for the faculty advisor and one team member to attend the conference.  Teams also get to present their work during a 15-minute presentation. First, second and third place will be announced at the conference.

analyticssshootoutThe competition was fierce this year, and we are pleased to announce, in no particular order, the Top 3 teams of the 2016 Analytics Shootout!

  • Team 13 - University of Central Florida
  • Team 39 - University of Georgia
  • Team 2 - University of Oregon

We are also pleased to recognize the following Honorable Mentions:

  • Team 42 - University of Connecticut
  • Team 46 - Southern Methodist University
  • Team 69 - University of Georgia

Congratulations to all the teams who participated in the Analytics Shootout!

Student Poster Contest

Also at Analytics Experience 2016, students had the opportunity to submit an abstract to participate in the Student Poster Contest.  This is another great way for students to get involved in the conference, and present what they are working on in school to industry professionals and their fellow peers.  The Top 6 posters are given an all-inclusive trip to attend the conference, including travel and hotel costs and registration.  Congratulations to this year’s Student Poster Contest Winners!

  • Taylor Larkin, The University of Alabama
  • Namita Lokare, North Carolina State University
  • Linh Le, Kennesaw State University
  • Shanmugavel Gnanasekar, Oklahoma State University
  • Snigdha Gutha, Oklahoma State University
  • Jacky Arora, Oklahoma State University

If you are headed to Las Vegas in September, be sure to check out both the Shootout presentations and Student Poster Contest Winners! You can find information on when sessions will be held or where to view the posters in the full agenda.

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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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