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For more than 15 years, Winter College has provided the opportunity to relive the Miami Experience by returning to the classroom for thought-provoking lectures from Miami’s top faculty and experts. This year, we’re bringing the Miami Experience to you virtually.  Join us at this page for the following special presentation:

If knowledge is power, then today’s big data companies and the companies they support have an abundance of it. The field of data science is rooted in traditional statistics, but the term encapsulates so many more fields of study and is now more than ever part of our everyday lives. Miami has kept pace, if not been at the forefront, of analytics and data science education to position our students and graduates as leaders in the field, including the recently announced Richard M. McVey Data Science Building. Join us as we examine major milestones in Miami's analytics journey, the scope of the data science practice and what’s next for Miami in this exciting field through the eyes of current and former Miamians.  

You do not need to register for this specific online event, but we encourage you to register for Winter College to get a listing of all lecture web links.  Simply return to this same page to watch the event on Friday Feb. 26 at 2:00 PM EST.  Please reach out to Michelle Martin Rosecrans with any questions at


Sandy Steiger MS '04
Director, Center for Analytics and Data Science

As director of Miami University’s Center for Analytics and Data Science, Sandy Steiger M.S. ’04 is responsible for providing co-curricular experiences that allow students to embrace the application of analytics and data science. Prior to joining Miami, Steiger spent 15 years at 84.51° and dunnhumbyUSA. Her most recent role was vice president, data science and analytics, where she was responsible for developing a strategic road map that would bring transformational, innovative thinking to 84.51°, focused on driving data science at scale across the enterprise. Steiger holds a Master of Science in statistics from Miami University and a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics and business from Mount St. Joseph University.

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