Data Science & Analytics Symposium

3rd Annual Data Science & Analytics Symposium & Career Fair

Presented by the Bowie State University College of Business and the U.S. Census Bureau


 BSU College of Business

BSU MIS Department

BSU Center for Data Analytics

 U.S. Census Bureau

  • April 30 – May 1, 2024
  • 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Student Center, Wiseman Ballroom

Theme: Data Science and Analytics (DSA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI): Emerging Themes and Ethics for Driving Social Impact


A FREE registration is required to attend.
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About the Conference

The College of Business is proud to collaborate with the US Census Bureau to bring this two-day, in-person event to BSU. The DSA Symposium is BSU's premiere data analytics symposium, gathering data science influencers, academic thought leaders, business and industry innovators, and some of our top students who are making great strides in the industry.

The Symposium offers a range of dynamic panels and forums centering on relevant research and exciting new trends.  Industry leaders will discuss the latest developments in data science, research outcomes and plans in several domains, and DSA workforce, training, and education needs.

Some of the resources that will be presented are:

  • ChatGPT
  • Planning Database
  • Annual Business Survey (ABS) Program
  • Criminal Justice Administrative Records System (CJARS)
  • Census Business Builder (CBB)
  • Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics

Students participating in the Datathon Competition will present their research and may win cash prizes.

About the Career Fair

Students will have an opportunity to participate in job readiness activities to include workshops focusing resume writing, job search tips, and interview skills.

U.S. Census Bureau recruiters will be hiring onsite. Also, Employ Prince George’s will host numerous employers offering relevant jobs and paid internships in several disciplines and levels. ALL MAJORS ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE. Space is limited. Register for the Symposium now to sign up for the Career Fair.


DAY 1: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

9am – 10am: Registration Check-in 

9am  -  9:30am: Full Breakfast 

9:30am  -  9:35am: National anthem or music solo: BSU Music Student 

9:40am – 10am:  Welcome Opening Remarks/Theme, icebreaker, & Intro Opening Speaker: Dr. Eona Harrison 

10:05am – 10:35am: Keynote Kickoff: Lakshmi Raman | AI and Data Analytics  

10:40am  -  11am: Student Datathon Team Presentation #1  

11:00am – 1:00pm: Job Readiness Workshop: Hosted in partnership with Prince Georges’ Employs (mini workshops stations: resume writing, LinkedIn profile build, interview tips, etc.) 

11:10am  -  11:20am: Data Break Activity & Giveaway 

11:25am  -  12:05pm: Speaker Presentation: Lydia Payne-Johnson

12:15pm  -  1:15pm: Lunch (give attendees an option for a “Table Talk” assignment at registration) 

1:20pm  -  2pm: Student Datathon Team Presentation #2  

2:05pm – 2:10pm: Dance Break & Giveaway 

2:15pm  -  2:55pm: Panel Discussion: Census Bureau and AI Considerations 

3:00pm – 3:15pm: Announcements and Day 1 Closing 

DAY 2: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

9:00am  -  9:30am: Continental Breakfast 

9:30am – 9:35am: Welcome and recognition of participants and yesterday’s engagement 

9:40am – 9:55am: Remarks from President and/or Provost 

10am – 10:35am Census Bureau Keynote Speaker: Lucia Foster 

10:40am  -  11:20am: Student Datathon Team Presentation #3 

11:20am  -  11:30am: Data Break & Giveaway 

11:30am – 12:10pm: Let’s talk Responsible AI: Fireside Chat with Diya Wynn 

11:30am  -  1:30pm: Job Fair: Hosted by the Census Bureau (internships and other employment options, federal resume writing, interview tips, Q&A) 

12:15pm  -  1:15pm: Lunch Break 

1:20pm  -  1:50pm: Student Panel Discussion: AI Project Experiences & Ethics | Data Analytics & Industry Experience 

2:00pm  -  2:40pm: Poster Presentation & Networking Reception (music provided by students) 

2:45pm  -  3:10pm: Datathon Winners Announcements and Closing Remarks 

3:30pm: Symposium Closeout