UW-Green Bay marked the Sept. 2 start of the fall semester with the debut of the first online master’s degree in data science ever offered in the UW System. UWGB is a partner in the new Master’s of Data Science degree with UW-Extension and five other UW System universities. Officials say the new degree responds to local demand in one of America’s fastest growing fields. “The exponential growth in data generation, and the need to get hands around this data, has led businesses scrambling for ways to hone their strategies, improve existing processes and bolster innovation in their products and services,” says Gaurav Bansal, associate professor of management, information science and statistics. For more on the new program.