Big Data Challenge Inspires High School Students, Helps Bridge Canadian STEM And Analytics Skills Gap

In a packed conference room at SAS Canada’s Toronto headquarters, a group of four high school students addresses an attentive crowd that includes a judging panel of some of the country’s best data researchers and analytics experts, business leaders, government officials and fellow students as part of the STEM Fellowship Big Data Challenge. No pressure.

With a visual presentation easily on par with any corporate boardroom show-and-tell I’ve ever seen, the young team, from Toronto’s Earl Haig Secondary School, and one of 10 to present that day, delivers detailed findings on their chosen topic: the correlation between the climate and crime rate. READ MORE ON: ITBUSINESS

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