We would like to congratulate Katrina Haberberger, MS Data Analytics student, whose Honors thesis, The Impact of a Virtual Garden Experience on Caregiver Anxiety, was accepted to the Johns Hopkins University 2021 Richard Macksey National Undergraduate Humanities Research Symposium. Katrina’s research was supervised by her faculty advisor, Dr. Jamie Pinchot. Katrina will present her research at the symposium on April 24-25, 2021.
She will also be presenting her Honors thesis at the RMU Intersections Undergraduate Research Conference on April 23, 2021. The Intersections Conference will be held virtually this year and can be viewed from the conference website.
Katrina’s research focused on studying the impact of experiencing nature virtually on self-reported anxiety. For her study, she collaborated with the local non-profit Hope Grows, featuring their various restorative and healing gardens. Hope Grows is a nature therapy organization in Moon Township, Pennsylvania that seeks to provide respite and recovery from stress to caregivers. COVID-19 has inhibited many caregivers from accessing their gardens, and some may never be able to visit the gardens in person due to the extent of their care receiver’s needs. There is some evidence that virtual experiences of nature can provide stress-relief similar to that experienced in-person, however this has not been well documented for restorative garden environments. The purpose of this research was to understand the way anxiety is impacted for caregivers who experience a virtual representation of the Hope Grows restorative gardens. The results of her study conclude that watching a short, 2-3-minute video of the Hope Grows restorative gardens produces a statistically significant decrease in self-reported state anxiety. As caregivers may experience high levels of anxiety and stress due to the nature of their responsibilities, watching a short video of restorative gardens could be a quick and easily accessible therapy to ensure that those caring for others are also cared for.
Katrina will be graduating in May 2021 with a BS in Statistics and Predictive Analytics, a minor in Alternative Energy and Sustainability, and an MS in Data Analytics. Her research has made an impact on our local community and has been recognized at a national, well-known research conference. Congratulations, Katrina, on this prestigious accomplishment!
Highmark Health is coming to RMU to present and recruit specifically for Data Analytics. They are recruiting for both internships and full-time positions. Make sure you are here to see their presentation and participate!
Date/Time: December 6, 2018 – 5:00-6:00pm Where: Wheatley Center Atrium
Pizza and soda will be available for students who attend.
Contact information for Highmark Health:
University Relations Program Manager – Talent Solutions
(412) 544-5879 | Ashley.Wodarek@highmarkhealth.org
The Pittsburgh Women in Machine Learning and Data Science and Target would like to invite the Robert Morris University community to a presentation on Data Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science.
The evening will feature interactive sessions led by Data Scientists in and outside the Pittsburgh area including the Director of Data Science at Target, Big Data Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center, and Lead Data Scientists at Petuum, Inc. This is a great opportunity to network, and learn about real world applications of Data Science in our city. There will be refreshments and SET credit for undergraduate students!
Time: November 7th, 2018 – 6:00pm
Venue: Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center-300 S Craig St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (On CMU’s Campus)
INFS4260 and INFS6730 (formerly Data Warehousing) have been renamed Data Integration for Analytics. The course names and course content of both courses have been updated to reflect the latest concepts and technologies in the fields of Data Analytics and Data Science.
Both INFS4260 and INFS6730 may be taken as part of the Data Analytics degree programs (BS in Data Analytics or MS in Data Analytics, respectively), or as Electives.
The MITRE Corporation has announced several unique and exciting job opportunities.
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That’s because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation’s toughest challenges—and we’re committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We’re making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.
Available Positions: Systems Engineer Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer Model-Based Systems Engineer
B.S. or M.S. in Systems Engineering or related engineering degrees e.g., physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science/engineering, mechanical engineering, cybersecurity engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering management, aerospace engineering.
If you have completed or are currently working on any engineering academic projects such as design of a mobile or web app, development of a data analytics algorithm or application, or breaking or hardening of an IT system, please indicate this on your resume.
If interested in a position at MITRE, please forward your resume to Kimberly Harrington at email@example.com for immediate consideration.
Federated Investors will be on campus Monday, April 3 to conduct practice interviews specifically for Computer-related Undergraduate students. These majors include:
BS (Bachelor of Science) or BS in Information Sciences
Computer Information Systems
Cyber Forensics Info Security (Fully Online)
Cyber Forensics and Information Security
Students should treat these mock interviews as real interviews, dressing professionally and researching the company. The practice interview times will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. They will be conducted in the Career and Professional Development Center (aka Career Center), which is located in Benjamin Rush, the building near the back entrance of campus.
To sign up for these interviews:
Go to the ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW tab on the top toolbar of ColonialTRAK and select ‘Sign up for Interviews or Resume Drops‘
Click on the ‘Sign Up‘ button centered near the top of the page. The list of available interview times will appear. Select the time desired for the practice interview.
Students should only sign up if they are committed to attend the practice interview. For more information, go to the ColonialTRAK website. If anyone has questions, please contact Carole Weldon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Management Science Associates is looking for a Business Analytics Associate (Intern). MSA is a diversified information management company in Pittsburgh that for half a century has provided market leaders with a competitive edge in data management, analytics, and technology. A core requirement for the internship is the ability to develop detailed analytical models and subsequently translate the model results into business implications.
Use statistical techniques with significant guidance to maintain existing client models, forecasts, reports and analytical studies
Conduct independent and collaborative analytical work on client projects led by higher-level team members
Maintain, test, and debug analytical code
Develop in-depth understanding of client’s product and marketing environment
Explain individual work and present analytical results to internal team members
Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Quantitative Analytics, Business Analytics, Math, Statistics, Economics, Computer Science or related discipline
Knowledge of statistics, mathematics, marketing principles and current business trends
Strong analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and data management skills
Well-organized with time management skills
Strong communication skills, both written and oral, coupled with highly developed interpersonal skills
Microsoft office skills including MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Explorer and MS Outlook calendar and email
Knowledge of analytical programming and statistical packages
Strong work ethic and commitment to getting the job done
High degree of flexibility
Students can apply here on MSA’s website or through the ColonialTRAK website. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, May 2nd.
Management Science Associates is looking for a Client Relationship Specialist (Intern) – MS Excel-based Analyst. MSA is a diversified information management company in Pittsburgh that for nearly half a century has given market leaders the competitive edge in data management, analytics and technology. The intern will be responsible for planning, coordinating and ensuring successful completion of client project assignments.
Internship Responsibilities include:
Run routine reports and conduct preliminary analysis of data
Become familiar with data analysis and the usage of the company’s analytical tools and capabilities
Work with team members to learn about the company’s clients
Provide clients with standard reports and respond to requests for basic ad hoc reports
Participate in client meetings and shadow Client Relationship Managers to develop a sound knowledge of partnership-building
Coordinate with internal business groups to resolve basic client problems, and improve levels of service to clients
Learn the systematic problem solving processes used in Client Service
Required Skills include:
Strong Math and MS Excel skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Effective time management skills
Intermediate MS Office skills including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, MS Explorer and MS Outlook calendar and email
Strong analytical and organization skills
Superior written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated problem solving skills
Ability to learn and develop business and data-analysis skills
Ability to interact effectively with clients, managers, and coworkers
Students can apply here or through RMU’s ColonialTRAK website. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, May 2nd.