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Agnes Scott College selected for Google-funded pilot program

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Agnes Scott College selected for Google-funded pilot program

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Agnes Scott College was recently chosen by Google as one of only three colleges across the United States to pilot a brand new Applied Machine Learning Intensive course this summer, according to an Agnes Scott press release.

The 10-week machine learning intensive course aims to equip liberal arts students with the skills to succeed in their field post-graduation. Two Agnes Scott students will join a group of nearly 20 students to work with large datasets and solve real-world problems through the course.

The students were selected from across the country to participate in the intensive course and arrived last week to the Agnes Scott campus, where they will be housed for the program.

Agnes Scott’s professor of mathematics Dr. Rachel Rossetti is one of two professors teaching the course, and rising senior Eduige Kayigirwa is one of two teaching assistants. Google is funding the entire initiative.

“This summer course builds on semester-length courses in programming and data science and combines our liberal arts strengths with new technologies and teaching styles used at Google and in the wider tech industry,” Elaine Meyer-Lee, the associate vice president for global learning and leadership development and professor of psychology, said. “The Agnes Scott College community is thrilled to be a part of such an important initiative, as part of our continuous innovation in service of our students and partners from metro-Atlanta and across the country.”

For more information about the Applied Machine Learning Intensive course visit the Google For Education page.


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