Center for E3 to present “Introduction to Data Analytics” for Environmental Council of the States

On Thursday, December 14, Harrisburg University’s Center for Environment, Energy, and Economy (E3) will present a webinar, “Introduction to Data Analytics” for The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS).

ECOS is the national nonprofit, nonpartisan association of state and territorial environmental agency leaders. The purpose of ECOS is to improve the capability of state environmental agencies and their leaders to protect and improve human health and the environment of the United States of America.

Center for E3 Director John Quigley, Pavlo (Pasha) Buryi, Assistant Professor of Economics, and Kevin M. Purcell, Adjunct Professor, Analytics Group will give an extensive presentation on the use of/potential for data science for environmental policymaking, and fielded questions from state and territorial environmental agency leaders.

The webinar is the first in a series of collaborations between the Center for E3 and ECOS.  In early 2018, the Center for E3 will survey ECOS members on current practices, attitudes, needs, aspirations, and obstacles to developing and using analytical tools to support evidence-based policymaking in state and territorial environmental agencies. The survey results will inform future collaborative efforts with ECOS and its member agencies.

About the Center for E3

Harrisburg University’s Center for Environment, Energy, and Economy (E3) was created in August 2017 to connect HU’s faculty, curriculum, and students to change-makers who work to combine environmental protection and sustainability practices with economic development. The Center partners with and solves problems for businesses and governmental entities, focusing on IT, data, and systems-based projects that can support evidence-based decision-making systems, policy development, and practice.