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Rensselaer Introduces First in the Nation “Data Dexterity” Requirement for All Undergraduate Students | Rensselaer Polytechinc Institute

Data is a critical building block of a fast-approaching future, and Rensselaer is ensuring that all of its students are adept architects with the adoption of a new institutewide requirement in data education. The requirement, the first of its kind in the nation, will propel all Rensselaer students beyond the current collegiate standard of “data literacy” to “data dexterity”— proficiency in using diverse datasets to define and solve complex real-world problems. The data requirement is part of an updated core curriculum—the common academic and non-academic elements that all Rensselaer students must complete to graduate—that reflects the skills and capabilities graduates need to be tomorrow’s global leaders and problem-solvers. Data dexterity is a critical piece of that equation. A 2017 market analysis from the Business Higher Education Forum calls for annual job openings to rise steadily to 2.72 million postings for data science and analytics roles in 2020.…Learn More…

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