University of Arkansas
The November episode of Short Talks from the Hill features Karl Schubert, professor of practice and associate director of the Data Science Program. Schubert came back to the University of Arkansas after a 35-year career in private industry.
Schubert discusses his unusual path back to the university and his general desire to inspire innovation in students. He also discusses the creation of the multidisciplinary Data Science Program and a recent National Science Foundation grant of nearly $1 million to support low-income students interested in studying innovation in science, technology, engineering and math.
On the benefits of having a non-traditional background, Schubert says in the podcast: “I was viewed by the faculty as what I called non-denominational. You know, that is, that I wasn’t in a department specifically. I was working for three deans, and so I didn’t have any particular favoritism to any particular department or any particular college.”
To listen to Schubert discuss his role at the university, go to ResearchFrontiers.uark.edu, the home of research news at the University of Arkansas, or visit the “On Air” and “Programs” link at KUAF.com.
Short Talks From the Hill highlights research, scholarly work, and creative activity at the University of Arkansas. Each segment features a university a faculty member discussing his or her work. Previous podcasts can be found under the ‘Short Talks From the Hill’ link at ResearchFrontiers.uark.edu.
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