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