If you are applying for a scholarship, please do so before registering for camp. A link to the scholarship application can be found at: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/summer-camps-2022/home?authuser=0

Our modern world captures a HUGE amount of data. Companies, schools and other organizations are clamoring for data scientists to tell them what the data means and help them make good decisions for the future. Data scientists work creatively to capture, maintain, protect, process, and analyze data. They make models to predict outcomes and solutions to global problems and communicate their findings—both visually and verbally. Data science combines technical foundations with the study of human contexts and ethics of data.

This camp is for rising 11th and 12th graders who want to explore data science before going to college! Campers will learn how to use data sets and apply their skills to

  • interesting and important problems, e.g., to:
  • understand how babies acquire language
  • design better drugs to cure cancer
  • track epidemics/pandemics to help protect lives
  • predict when a volcano will erupt or coastlines will sink
  • help sports teams make strategic decisions 

You will also get to design, analyze, and test quantum algorithms on prototype quantum computers made available by IBM on the cloud-- without using any math beyond arithmetic! 

No previous programming experience is expected for this camp. Campers should have completed Algebra I and one other math class.

Enroll Now - Select a section to enroll in
Section Title
Explore Data Science Camp
Su, M, T
8:00AM to 5:00PM
Jul 17, 2022 to Jul 19, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
569754B Registration $575.00
Section Notes


Contact Victoria Corbin, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Student Engagement

Email: cvictoria@vt.edu
Phone: 540-232-8705

Program Schedule: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/summer-camps-2022/explore-data-science-camp?authuser=0

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Additional Information: In the first week of June (or earlier) we will send out a packet that you must fill out and send back to us before the start of camp. The packet will include information on what to bring and what not to bring as well as health forms and a behavioral agreement form that and your camper must fill out and sign. Meanwhile, please refer to the General Information page https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/summer-camps-2022/home?authuser=0 for up to date information and camp schedules. You may also email Victoria Corbin at cvictoria@vt.edu

COVID-19 Requirements for In-person Programs 
I acknowledge that preventative measures will be in place to mitigate my risk of exposure to COVID-19. However, I understand that my voluntary attendance at this program may increase my risk of exposure to COVID-19, regardless of the care and reasonable efforts taken to avoid and mitigate that risk.  To learn more, please visit: https://register.cpe.vt.edu/contentManagement.do?method=load&code=CM000008

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