History, innovation entwine at renovated Pomerene Hall

October 5, 2018
Pomerene Hall exterior
For the undergraduate Data Analytics Major — now in its fifth year — the newly renovated Pomerene Hall provides the program’s first dedicated physical space on campus.
 
“Because the major is interdisciplinary, the students have never had a space that was their own,” said Brooke O’Leary, academic planning specialist for the data analytics major. "For the first time, they’ll have that space element to make them feel like they have a home on campus and that there’s a place for them to connect.”
 
The data analytics program was created in 2014 in response to a quickly growing need for versatile data scientists, and, while the program is housed within the Department of Statistics at the College of Arts and Sciences, curricular partnerships exist between the College of Engineering, the College of Medicine and the Fisher College of Business.
 
The major’s new home in Pomerene features a student lounge space, a tutor room, two computer labs, several lecture halls and an advising office.