Data for Public Good Symposium Feb. 19

By | February 13, 2019

Students, faculty, and staff gather to discuss how their work in data has created positive social change. (Dave Waterhouse)

From understanding the influence of congressional members’ Twitter accounts to discussing why the global crude oil price rose again after 2016, the second annual Data for Public Good Symposium will showcase the unique ways in which students, faculty, staff and community members have analyzed and assessed data to benefit others.

The conference takes place 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Forum Hall, Palmer Commons. Registration is free and open to the public.

“We want to showcase the work people can do with the skillsets they’ve acquired,” said Steve Salerno, U-M doctoral student in biostatistics and co-president of the student organization Statistics in the Community (STATCOM). “We tend to think of volunteering as something we do for a day, but this is a way someone can do something philanthropic for an extended period of time while using their expertise.”