Summer 2021 Community Research Fellowship: Reflecting on My Experience

Going into the project, I had only been exposed to natural sciences and data-driven research projects, more specifically those with numerical data that are analyzed using statistical software and significance tests. This preconception drastically changed throughout the project, as I learned about the use of qualitative methods such as literature reviews and examination of historical…

Weaving a Web of Connections

Originally, I had a preconceived notion that equity and inclusion are addressed primarily through humanities and sometimes social sciences, much less in my field, STEM. However, after beginning this summer’s work, I discovered that I was sorely mistaken. As such, one of the main goals I made for myself this summer concerning interdisciplinary research was…

Communicating My Results to a Diverse Audience

By: Tony Robol The objective of my summer project is to create a manual to better help high schoolers gain early exposure to the field of data science through the annual Pittsburgh Data Jam competition. My final manual will contain not only every detail and point of emphasis needed to conduct a high-level Data Jam…

Tony Robol – An Introduction

My name is Tony Robol, and I am a rising sophomore at Pitt and a newly admitted transfer student in the Swanson School of Engineering. I spent my freshman year in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. I am currently pursuing an Industrial Engineering major with a minor in Economics and a potential minor…