Second Data Analytics Boot Camp for High School Students

Jun. 27 to Jul. 1, 2016

9:00 am – 5:00 pm MDT

Due to budget constraints and a reorganization we can unfortunately not hold the High School Data Analytics Bootcamp in 2018. The situation for following years has not been determined yet.

NCAR Bootcamp Art

Interpreting data is the power behind scientific discovery and nearly everything on the web especially sites like Google, Facebook, Amazon and Orbitz. Have you ever wondered what Data Analytics and Data Science is all about and whether you might really like it? The Harvard Business Review claims that being a data scientist might just be the sexiest job of the 21st century (and who wouldn’t want a profession like that?)
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Group of High School Students Smiling

If you are currently a sophomore or junior in high school in the (broadly defined) vicinity of Boulder, join us for a week-long hands-on workshop on data analytics June 27th to July 1st, 2016 at the Mesa Lab of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). The program for the week will consist of lectures by statisticians and scientists from NCAR and surrounding universities, covering a wide variety of applications from Arctic Sea Ice Loss to Sports Statistics. You will learn how to use the open source statistical programming environment R to analyze data sets associated with these lectures.

What you need to bring is an interest in answering questions using data and some familiarity with computer programming.

To apply, fill out the Student Application which is due Friday March 11, 2016. You will also need to ask one of your teachers to write you a recommendation

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using the Form for Teachers on this webpage. There are no costs for the boot camp, there is a free shuttle service to the Mesa Lab, and computers will be provided. We very much encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds of all kinds; whatever your gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, body size and shape, and/or ability, you are very welcome here at NCAR.

We look forward to your application and working with you this summer!

The Organizers - Dorit Hammerling and Doug Nychka
The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe) at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

If you have any questions, please email Kathy at