Engineering and science focus of Girl Guide Badge Day

Windsor Star | March 18, 2019

Close to 80 Windsor and Essex County girl guides closed out their March break by building bridges, circuits, and water filters. The full day of hands-on activities at UWindsor’s fourth annual Girl Guide Badge Day landed the girls engineering, science, and water badges. The event was organized by the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science and sponsored in part by the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering and Let’s Talk Science

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If you're interested in the field of analytics, you've probably heard the terms Data Engineering and Data Science, but do you know the difference? Although there has historically been considerable overlap between the two professions, they are each becoming more distinct. DataCamp created an infographic to help you understand the skills and responsibilities of each role. You'll also get a chance to compare salaries, popular software and tools used by each, and some educational resources to help get you started!

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If you're interested in the field of analytics, you've probably heard the terms Data Engineering and Data Science, but do you know the difference? Although there has historically been considerable overlap between the two professions, they are each becoming more distinct. DataCamp created an infographic to help you understand the skills and responsibilities of each role. You'll also get a chance to compare salaries, popular software and tools used by each, and some educational resources to help get you started!

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