I am a third-year math-econ joint major undergraduate student at Emory University pursuing a second bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. I am Graduating in May 2024. My area of interest is theoretical microeconomics; however, I am also passionate about making education more accessible through technology.
BA in Economics and Mathematics, 2022
BS in Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2024
Georgia Institute of Technology
AWS, Azure, IBM Watson
This paper describes how cloud computing tools widely used in the instruction of data scientists can be introduced and taught to economic students as part of their curriculum. The demonstration centers around a workflow where the instructor creates a virtual server and the students only need internet access and a web browser to complete in-class tutorials, assignments, or exams. Given how prevalent cloud computing platforms are becoming for data science, introducing these techniques into students’ econometrics training would prepare them to be more competitive when job hunting, while making instructors and administrators re-think what a computer laboratory means on campus.