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Course Description

Introduction to Data Science Academy| Course Description

 

The Introduction to Data Science Academy offers an inside look at the professional world of data science through the eyes of experts in the field. Through a combination of coding exercises, presentations from data science experts, and class discussions, you’ll be introduced to contemporary data science resources and best practices. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the processes of data collection and analysis, gain hands-on practice with statistical analysis and coding languages, and learn about the main elements of programming in Python. By the end of the program, you’ll understand key concepts like how to wrangle data, how to visualize data, how to present your conclusions, and how to arrive at those conclusions.

 

Please note: A computer that will access Google Drive, run Chrome browser, and run Zoom is necessary for this course. A precourse survey will be sent out and the project track will be determined by this survey.


How You’ll Benefit

 
  • Explore techniques for data collection, cleanup, analysis, and visualization

  • Learn the fundamentals of statistics

  • Listen to Data Science Ted Talks

  • Hear from guest speakers, including Georgetown faculty and technology experts

  • Understand coding languages

  • Create your own Data Science project from scratch and present it to the class

 

 

Program Format & Subject Areas*

As a student in the Introduction to Data Science Academy, you'll spend your day immersed in a blend of asynchronous lectures, guest speakers, hands-on exercises, and small group project time. Throughout the course of the week, you'll have the opportunity to explore the following subject areas:

 
  • Identifying data sources

  • Basic statistical analysis techniques

  • Cleaning and analyzing data

  • Introduction to data visualization and how to create interactive visualizations

  • How data scientists collect data in a broad spectrum of fields

  • Presenting data analysis and interactive visualizations

  • The main elements of basic programming in Python



 

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Type
Class
Days
Su
Time
12:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Jul 25, 2021
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 26, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021
Type
Class
Days
M, T, W, Th, F
Time
2:00PM to 4:30PM
Dates
Jul 26, 2021 to Jul 30, 2021
Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jul 31, 2021
Location
Course Tuition
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Section Notes

Sunday, July 25th

Students will be given access to the course page at 12 pm EST.

Monday, July 26th - Friday, July 30th

Students will have synchronous class sessions weekdays from 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4:30 pm EST. Additional, asynchronous academic activities will be posted to the course page.

Saturday, July 31st

Students will participate in Capstone presentations from 10 am - 12 pm EST. *

All admitted summer high school students must complete and submit Campus Life Forms through the CampDoc platform for program participation. Access to this platform will be provided in the spring, and students should complete the forms promptly at that time. Please visit our Pre-Arrival Requirements page for more information.

*All class times are subject to change. The final schedule will be a combination of asynchronous and synchronous sessions on these dates and will be available one week before classes begin.

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