On Tuesday, Virginia Tech will host a half-day conference featuring speakers from the field to raise awareness about the work and promote diversity in data science. The event aims to provide women with the resources and support they need to succeed in the growing field of data science.
On Monday, a networking mixer was held for anyone interested in data science, with the goal of increasing female participation in the field and encouraging women to pursue careers in data science. Angie Patterson, a Professor of Practice in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, emphasized the importance of providing opportunities for women to network and learn from successful women in the data science field.
The theme of this year’s event is centered on how women can gain visibility in data science, with a focus on providing role models for young women. According to the US Census Bureau, there is a predicted 35 percent increase in demand for data scientists by 2032, making it an attractive career path for many individuals. These events aim to provide women with the resources and support they need to succeed in this growing field.