Diana Westerfer

Major: BBA MIS
Graduation: May 2020


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Official Professional Achievement badge awarded by the Department of Management Information Systems

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On 11/12/19, Serdar Kurt and myself were selected as the 1st place winners of the Alexion Analytics Challenge. The challenge was sponsored by Alexion in coordination with IBIT, and hosted at Temple University in the MBA commons. Alexion posed the Question \\\”What makes Clinical Drug Trials Successful?\\\”, and provided competitors with 145,000 lines of data in the form of an excel document. Although I competed and placed second last year, I was able to take the constructive criticisms the judges provided and make this years graphic even better, moving up a place to become the overall winner for the graphics track.

The nature of this years challenge also allowed me to work with topics I\\\’m passionate about: scientific advancement and medical innovation. We were also able to practice our data visualization, analytics, and pitching skills in a professional yet competitive environment. All of these skills tie directly into the core of management information systems, particularly into the data analytics and data science aspects.

Professional Achievements

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