We are excited to announce three of our 2021 MinneAnalytics Scholarship recipients: Federico Chung of Macalester College; Janelle Guse of St. Catherine University; and Anthony Lanier of Augustana University.
Federico Chung is a senior majoring in economics and applied math and statistics with a minor in computer science. Federico was drawn to the statistics major because he enjoys finding intuition from data and thinking outside the box. Federico demonstrates his passion for problem-solving and data analysis in his coursework and extracurricular activities. He has been part of all data challenges offered by the school including two MinneMUDAC competitions, where he found his passion for data science. He will attend graduate school at the University of Washington where he will pursue a Master in Statistics.
Janelle Guse is a first-year student double majoring in mathematics and data science. During her time so far at St. Kate’s, Janelle has engaged in opportunities to analyze data for social good. For example, in her first-semester data visualization class, Janelle worked with a team of students to visually explore the long-term impact of housing discrimination (in the form of historical racial covenants) on air quality and COVID cases in Hennepin County. Janelle also participated in a “Data Fest” event at St. Kate’s, where students collaboratively explored data on upward mobility from poverty in Ramsey County and were challenged to look for solutions.
Anthony Lanier is a junior majoring in computer science/software engineering and computer information systems. He is also a member of the Augustana University Baseball Team. Anthony chose to pursue computer science while in high school where he maintained the school’s website and was a peer tutor for web development. He discovered an interest in data science while taking a data analytics course that was required for his major. When this spring’s MinneMUDAC competition was announced, he was the first to volunteer, and led Augustana’s team in the competition. Building models and software for this competition allowed him to combine his interests in computer science, data analytics, and sports-related analytics.
MinneAnalytics Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $1000 to undergraduate students who display a passion for pursuing a career in analytics and a commitment to engaging with the community. We look forward to announcing more of our 2021 recipients in the coming months. Thank you to our members and sponsors for making this possible! Learn more→