Celia Rowland

Willim G. Enloe Magnet High School
Wake County Schools
Mentors: Dr. Yufeng Liu, UNC-Chapel Hill; Dr. Helen Zhang, NC State University
Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Data Mining: 21st Century Statistical Skills
Managing data is an essential job skill for workers in the 21st Century. Kenan Fellow Celia Rowland is creating activities that develop the skills necessary to give students a competitive edge in future careers. Students will use a statistical software package implemented in modeling processes by many multi-national companies and the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank to learn how to mine data and develop appropriate statistical models for large data sets. By giving them an early exposure to these tools in the AP statistics course, students not only gain experience in the use of software to support NC Standard Course of Study objectives, but develop leading-edge skills in statistical modeling that cut across disciplines.