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Data Science at Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA

This blog contains direct quotes from websites as of 2023. Programs and policies do change, at colleges, from time to time, so please check with the colleges directly to receive any updates. These are not, necessarily, the biggest, best, or most popular programs at the college, but they are the ones that just “caught my eye” as unique, special, interesting, or just plain awesome. Enjoy!

From the Mount Mercy University website, 2023: “Drive innovation and industry breakthroughs. Analyze data to drive strategic growth in one of the country's fastest-growing, highest-paid career fields.

In our digital world, data and data scientists influence our lives every day. From targeted ads and recommended online content to cybersecurity and artificial intelligence, much of our lives are guided by data scientists and the companies they work for.

“In our data science program, you'll develop the mathematical foundations needed to understand algorithms and techniques in the field, the computing skills to use them in meaningful ways, and the communication skills needed to share your insights with stakeholders.

S”tudents will learn to apply data science strategies and techniques to their own field of interest—whether that’s biology, psychology, criminal justice, or one of our other 40+ majors.

“The program will also explore the ethics of data science, including the use and misuse of data in modern society.

“CRST Data Intelligence Lab: State-of-the-art equipment, student scholarships, and internship opportunities. After a transformational gift from CRST The Transportation Solution, Inc., Mount Mercy announced the creation of the CRST Data Intelligence Lab in 2022.

“Featuring a virtual reality area, robotics equipment, 3D printers, collaboration spaces and other new technology, our students will learn the theory and practice of the profession.

“Beginning in fall 2023, CRST will also offer paid internships for Mount Mercy computer science and data science students, which will supplement renewable scholarships.”

Mount Mercy is one of the featured colleges in my new book (click image for additonal information):

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