Cheryl Cass
Senior Program Manager, SAS Global Academic Programs

Cheryl Cass joined the SAS Global Academic Program team in early 2019. She is currently developing products that meet the needs of higher education and collaborating with college and university faculty and administrators to design curricula and programs that align with workforce demands. She received her Ph.D. in bioengineering and completed a postdoc in engineering and science education, both at Clemson University. From 2011-2019, she served as a teaching professor and director of undergraduate programs in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University. During her time in academia, she received the National Academic Advising Association Outstanding New Faculty Advisor Award, authored more than 70 publications, and had her research in physics education highlighted in Science.

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How UNC Wilmington data science students are using SAS to drive business results for Lightcast

Students in the master's program in data science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) drove real-world results using SAS® Viya® for the labor market analytics company Lightcast. The project gave students practical analytical tools to solve a business challenge – invaluable career preparation. At the same time, Lightcast gained business insights