Capstone Project

To become an expert data scientist you need practice and experience. Auburn students are required to complete a capstone project where they will get an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills using real world data. STAT7940 Capstone Data Science Project is a vital course offered to Master’s students in the Data Science track of the Master of Science in Data Science and Engineering program in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (DMS). STAT7940 is a required course for this degree. Master's students in the Data Science program can only enroll in this course, STAT 7940 Capstone Project,  upon completion of all or at least five required Data Science courses. Note that the STAT7940 Capstone project is currently offered only in the fall semester

A special thank-you to the industry teams found below for providing real world data examples. More information about these companies can be found by clicking on their logos. We highly encourage students to consider applying for jobs in these companies once they have completed their degrees. 


GE Aviation

GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric, is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio, outside Cincinnati. They are among the top aircraft engine suppliers, and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings, with jobs all over the world. If interested, follow GE Aviation on Twitter and YouTube

Southern Power

Southern Power was formed in 2001 to support Southern Company in the wholesale market. Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through our subsidiaries. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world.

In 2009, Southern Power's portfolio consisted of eight natural gas plants totaling 7,880 MW in four states. Since 2009, Southern Power has added more than 3,430 megawatts (MW) across 50 facilities. Today, the company continues to strategically grow its business through the acquisition and development of clean energy solutions.



Additional Internship Opportunities

The DS Summer Institute provides internship opportunities, which can be found here. A special thank-you to the following companies who have also agreed to partner with the DSE program and supporting internship opportunities. Click on any of the logos to learn more. 

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