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://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuOYNQ0DyJxPL8Zwa15Ogb5DEUHSwGj3d5PU2H73wnAbK5eQ/viewform

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.

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Section Title
Explore Data Science (Rising 11-12th Graders)
W, Th, F, Sa
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Jul 12, 2023 to Jul 15, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
566425C Registration $900.00
Section Notes

Please Note: Enrollment confirmation is sent to the account holder. The camper’s information is received through the enrollment questions. You do not have to change the account to the camper’s name.

Program Schedule: Explorer Data Science Camp

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:
Questions? Contact Victoria Corbin, Assistant Dean of Outreach and Student Engagement, cvictoria@vt.edu, phone: 540.232.8705.

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