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Pathways in Data Science

Program(s): Immersion

This course is currently at capacity during the Extended and Rolling deadlines. If you select this course as a first choice on your application, please apply for second options that fulfills your interests.

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  Learn how to glean insights and meaning from complex sets of data in this overview of a field with growing importance in business, government, and scientific research. Students will learn to use the transformational tools of data science and see how researchers are applying them in the service of social good. First, students will study how data is collected and stored, and then how it is explored, visualized, and communicated. Using Python, students will learn techniques for classification, prediction, inference, and regression. Then, through small group research projects, students will explore how these tools and methods can be used to inform social policy in multiple domains, such as poverty, health, and social mobility. 

Daily Course Expectations

  • 6 hours of daily work
  • Mix of synchronous and asynchronous work (see definitions here)
  • 1 required synchronous session per day: 9:00 A.M to 12:20 P.M CST

Course Considerations

Programming experience is required (either some experience with two or more languages or extensive experience with one language). Some knowledge of Calculus is recommended, but not required.

Coding Intensive

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade



Start Date

July 13

End Date

July 29

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Phillip Lo

Secondary Instructor

Academic Interest

Examining Culture and Society
Math and Computer Science

Class Specifics

Course Code

STAT 10118 94

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri


Session II

Course Length

3 weeks