Headwaters Digital Data Science Camp

Data science is a growing field that is impacting student opportunities. Data science has become another important skill for students to consider as they advance their studies and think about careers.

The field of data science offers a wealth of exciting and impactful career opportunities, from developing predictive models and analyzing large data sets to designing innovative solutions and making data-driven decisions. By participating in the Headwaters Digital Data Science camp, students can gain knowledge and skills in data science while exploring future career opportunities.

“About 13,500 openings for data scientists are projected each year, on average, over the decade.”

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learning Objectives

  • Python Programming Language Basics
  • Descriptive Statistics Basics
  • Univariate and multivariate exploratory data analysis
  • Wallace Software Basics (for exploring ecological niche models and extracting coordinate data for species)
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Analytics Project Completion

Program Details

Date: August 21 – 31

Times: Times will be published by August 10th and can also be found on the ACTIVE registration page.

Location: Remote program! Can be completed online from anywhere

Details: Digital Data Science Camp is a 2-week remote program. Students will meet with the instructor Monday – Thursday for 90 minutes each day. All work should be completed within the session. The program is designed for high school and college students, but ambitious 7th and 8th graders are welcome to apply.

Program Schedule

Week 1

Monday: Program introduction and data science lecture

Tuesday: Introduction to Python

Wednesday: Univariate and multivariate lecture and practice

Thursday: Introduction to Wallace and mini-project topics exploration

Week 2

Monday: Generate datasets for mini-project

Tuesday: In-class group collaboration and assistance

Wednesday: In-class group collaboration, assistance, and mini-presentation prep

Thursday: Mini-presentation and discussion

Meet The Instructor

Courtney Kudera is the program manager and data analyst here at Headwaters Science Institute!

A recent graduate from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, she is excited to share her passion for science and data knowledge with Headwaters. Originally from Wyoming, she is excited to make an impact in science education at Headwaters. In her freetime, she can be found trail running, painting, doing yoga, or reading.

At $400 for a 2-week session, this camp will supply invaluable experience in the field of data science. Additionally, students can also apply what they learn in the Digital Data Science Camp to our Headwaters Research Experience, a student-driven scientific research program.