Year 2016–17

  • 2016–17 Monthly Meetings

    1. August 28: 3:00–5:00 p.m. (Stright 220)
    2. October 3, 3:30-5:00pm HUB Monongahela Room
    3. November 1: 5:00–6:30 p.m. HUB Monongahela Room
    4. December 9: 3:30–5:00 p.m. HUB Monongahela Room
    5. January 22, 3:00-5:00 p.m. HUB Allegheny Room
    6. February 20, 6:30-8:00 p.m. HUB Allegheny Room
    7. March 30, 3:30-5:00 p.m. HUB Allegheny Room
    8. May 5, 3:30-5:00 p.m. STRGT 240

    Workshops: (Open to Public)

    1. Workshop: Introduction to Python -- Part I  (Basic)
      3:30–5:00 p.m., September 13, in Stright 220
      Presenter: John Chrispell 

      Abstract: A basic introduction to python programming language will be conducted in a hands on manner. Topics discussed will include: basic loops, functions, classes, importing libraries from other python scripts, as well as basic IO for files. A quick overview of several code development environments will be discussed.
    2. Workshop: Introduction to Python -- Part II  (More Advanced Topics)
      3:30–5:00 p.m., September 20, in Stright 220
      Presenter: John Chrispell

      Abstract: This workshop will extend some of the topics discussed in the introductory python workshop. Advanced features available in Jupyter notebooks will be discussed and demonstrated. Topics potentially include pulling data from websites, interactive plotting, audio processing, image manipulation and processing, as well as interactive notebook widgets.
    3. Workshop: Introduction to R (Part I)
      3:30-5:00 p.m. February 9, Stright 220
      Presenter: Russ Stocker
    4. Workshop:Introduction to R (Part II)
      3:30-5:00 p.m. February 16, Stright 220
      Presenter: Russ Stocker

      Abstract: R is a free statistical software package that is extensively used in both academia and industry.  It is an open source platform that has over 9,800 contributed packages. In this two day workshop, we introduce the major components of R.  This includes importing and exporting data, descriptive statistics, graphics, inferential statistics, and statistical modeling. Participants of the workshop will use R to analyze a variety of data sets.

    Invited Speakers: (Open to Public)

    1. October 7, 2016
      Bob Panoff, Founder and Executive Director, Shordor Education Foundation, Inc.

    2. November, 7, 2016, Alumni Day
      Rebecca Beadling, Geosciences PhD program, University of Arizona
      Ashleigh Craig, Mathematical Sciences MS program, Clemson University
      Sarah Papa (Raneri), Lead Business Analyst, UPMC Health Plan