UWT hosts Applied Project Showcase
June 1 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Center of Business Analytics will host the first ever Student as Adaptive Innovators Applied Project Showcase at the TPS ground floor.
Thirty-four of UW Tacoma’s Master of Science students in business analytics will showcase their applied capstone projects at this free event open to all UWT students and the community.
Each team will be presenting a live demonstration of their data and business analytics project to the public. They will discuss and answer questions regarding the analytical methodologies, business techniques and tools that they used to create digital solutions that help solve company problems.
Jaime Core, manager of operations and programs in the Center of Business Analytics, helped initiate this event for the first group of business analytics master’s students at UWT. She explained how the idea of the showcase came about.
“A big part of what I do is go out to the business community to find out what their needs are and what they require from our students,” Core said. “Getting a request from on individual, who wanted to see the projects, shaped into this idea where we decided to showcase all the projects to that community.”
Students have been working in partnership with a diverse range of industries including Boeing, CHI Franciscan Health, Costco, DataCentral, USCorp, Delta Airlines, Metro Parks, Stellar Industrial Supply and Turnover Intelligence.
Core is hopeful that there will be a good turnout for the event, since students will be able to attend the event at no cost.
“Students get to see practical examples and end products of digital innovations and what team projects are about,” Core said. “Being able to connect with students from this program will be mutually beneficial for the students presenting and the students the project is presented to.”
Professor Haluk Demirkan, director of the Center for Business Analytics and the Master of Science Business Analytics program, is central to why the event is able to be funded by the Milgard School of Business and Center for Business Analytics. Demirkan firmly believes that this event will allow students to showcase their skill sets to companies through practical projects.
“Working with graduate business analytics students can provide a truly unique opportunity for South Sound businesses,” Demirkan said. “Our student teams are dynamic, collaborative and creative as they apply advanced analytical thinking and technologies to analyze complex data sets and help create value to find solutions for your business problems.”