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Empowering Women in Data Science: Virginia Tech Hosts Series of Events to Boost Participation and Diversity


Feb 13, 2024
Empowering Women in Blacksburg with Data Science Opportunities

Virginia Tech is hosting a series of events to help women in data science learn about opportunities and gain visibility in the field. 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. The US Census Bureau predicts a 35 percent increase in demand for data scientists by 2032.

The theme of this year’s event is centered on providing role models for young women and promoting diversity 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 field.

On Tuesday, a half-day conference with speakers from the field will be held to raise awareness about the work and promote diversity in data science. These events aim to provide women with the resources and support they need to succeed in the growing field of data science.

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