Virginia Tech is hosting a series of events aimed at helping women in data science learn about opportunities in the field. On Monday, a networking mixer was held for anyone interested in data science, with the goal of increasing female participation in the field and encouraging women to pursue careers in data science. The US Census Bureau predicts a 35 percent increase in demand for data scientists by 2032.
The theme of this year’s event is centered on how women can gain visibility in data science, with a focus on providing role models for young women. Angie Patterson, a Professor of Practice in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, emphasized the importance of providing opportunities for women to network and learn from successful women in the data science field.
On Tuesday, a half-day conference with speakers from the field will be held to raise awareness about the work and promote diversity in data science. These events aim to provide women with the resources and support they need to succeed in the growing field of data science.