Meet 2020 Scholarship Recipient Jacob Gaylord

We are pleased to announce Jacob Gaylord as the recipient of a $1,000 MinneAnalytics Scholarship. Jacob is a senior at Augustana University majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Data Science.

He chose Computer Science as a major because he enjoys the satisfaction of creating solutions to difficult problems. Augustana started their Data Science program during his junior year and he immediately added it as a minor. His interest in Data Science began in high school when he was on the debate team: “I found that my arguments were more convincing when they were backed up by data and I could explain how the data was gathered and analyzed.”

Jacob participated in the 2019 MUDAC and MinneMUDAC competitions where he learned how to effectively analyze data and communicate results. He is currently a computer and data science tutor for high school and undergrads and is looking for a future position after he graduates in May.

MinneAnalytics Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students who display a passion for pursuing a career in analytics and a commitment to engaging with the community. This year more than 25 colleges and universities have been selected to award scholarships in 2020 so far. Thank you to our members and sponsors for making this possible!