Paying It Forward: How Wharton Data Science Academy Alumna Sydney Bramen Is Creating Impact Through Analytics

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Wharton Data Science Academy alumna Sydney Bramen hopes to learn more about applying data science to real-world problems, including education inequality. Bramen tutors younger students through two Philadelphia volunteer organizations, SquashSmarts and OurVillage, so she’s seen the inequality firsthand. In fact, in her junior year, she learned the coding language Swift to create an app to help a struggling student learn fractions. Bramen says OurVillage now recommends the app for its math tutors.Read More

Wharton Students Help Zillow Turn Data into Results

Analytics Accelerator Zillow Team

The Zillow project promised to be a tough one. The online real estate company wanted to find meaningful patterns in the copious data it collects on site visitors, so the leaders turned to Wharton Customer Analytics for help. The project was put into the Analytics Accelerator, giving Zillow access to a team of Wharton and Penn students who worked for seven weeks to solve the problem. Keshav Ramji, W’24 EAS’24, who is earning a dual degree in economics and computer science, was one of those students.Read More

Diversity in Neuroscience: How Wharton is Growing the Field

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When Ileri Akinnola arrived at Penn to join the Summer Undergraduate Internship Program, he wasn’t sure what to expect from an Ivy League school. He figured it would be ultra-competitive, exclusive, and perhaps a bit unwelcoming to a rising senior from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. But he found exactly the opposite.Read More