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Fall Career Conversations starting in September

Are you interested in careers that use data to make informed decisions in the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources or Human sciences? Do you want to know how professionals landed their career or what they wished they did during college? Our monthly “Ask me Anything” speaker series kicks off this month with Mariby Cruz - A Chico State Alumni!

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The Root of Data Science

The Root of Data Science Many people may think of data science as a more modern career path. While the history of Big Data is indeed short, the precursors paving the way for this mega enterprise date back thousands of years ago. According to the World Economic Forum, the beginning of early data was marked by the use of tally sticks.

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Women in Data

Women in Data Whether it is in school, the workplace or daily life in general, it is no secret that women are a group whose challenges grow and evolve daily. The obstacles they face are no different in the world of data, where women face major inclusion barriers. A report issued by the 2020 National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), concluded that in the world of data literacy, women are 57% of the workforce, but hold only 26% of data and analytics jobs.

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Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships Help Students: Here’s Why When students first apply to college, one major factor that often plays into their decision is whether or not they can afford to attend the university. Luckily, with the help of scholarships and federal grants, many students are able to achieve their goals of attending college.

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How to: Networking as a College Student

While in college, networking is extremely valuable when trying to navigate life post-graduation. Networking allows leaders and peers in specific fields to give students tips, advices and knowledge about the various paths they can take to become established and successful. Networking begins communication with other professionals by putting a face to your name.

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The Value of Data Literacy

4 Reasons why understanding data is key In today’s digital age, data is everywhere. Being able to understand and analyze data is known as data literacy. In both educational and professional settings, data literacy skills are vital to success. Data is virtually in every space. We are constantly looking at numbers, text, images, videos, and our personal data is always being collected as we are actively using our phones or computers.

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DataFest 2022 Recap

Chico State Data Fest 2022 Recap On April 1-3rd, Chico State University hosted the ASA DataFest 2022. DataFest is an event hosted by the Chico State Data Initiative (DSI), organized by the Mathematics & Statistics department and Project DA-FANH’s project director Robin Donatello. Students were presented with undisclosed data on Friday and then worked through the weekend to gain the best insights into the confidential, real-world data sets.

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$25k Fellowship opportunity

USDA offers a $25K fellowship opportunity for a student through Project DA-FANH Through Project DA-FANH, the United States Department of Agriculture is offering a $25k fellowship to one undergraduate student. The fellowship program will cover an entire year of tuition, provide funded research support and conference travel opportunities. If you are a Chico State student who is interested in pursuing a career related to Data Science, Data Analytics or the Food, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences (FANH) domain and who has faced or faces social, educational or economic barriers, you may be eligible to apply.

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Data Carpentry for Enhancing Teaching and Research using R

We are excited for the kickoff of our workshop series. Our first and upcoming workshop will be on January 13th - 14th, 2022 and hope you are too. A few notes: Be sure to complete the pre-workshop survey. We use this to calibrate the pace of the workshop and, together with a post-workshop survey, to assess how it went.

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Project Launch

How two institutions partnered to enhance the quality of undergraduate education for Hispanic students CHICO, C.A. - CSU Chico and CSU San Bernardino are two Hispanic Serving Institutions in the California State University system. These universities are collaborating to enhance the quality of college education at the intersection of Data Science and Analytics (DS/DA) and the Food, Agriculture, Natural resources and Human sciences (FANH).

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