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Summer Camps and Programs

Computing and Data Sciences for High School Students

This program is designed for high school students who want to learn about the rapidly growing field of data science. Data science is an interdisciplinary field that uses math, statistics and computer programming to analyze data, detect patterns, solve problems and influence the decisions we make. A foundation in data science is useful for a wide range of careers, including but not limited to engineering, business, programming and government, etc.

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Overview

Data science is all about using the massive amount of data produced every day to solve problems. With 40 times more bytes of data in the digital realm than observable stars in the universe, data science is an exciting field full of new opportunities that is only growing in importance in today’s digital world. Data scientists and analysts apply their skills in many ways, including helping businesses make the right decisions, contributing to artificial intelligence products, assisting governments in looking for patterns and choosing the right policies, or helping doctors diagnose and treat patients more effectively.

In this 2-week program, high school students will be introduced to the field of data science. Beyond learning foundational data science theory from knowledgeable and experienced Quinnipiac faculty, you will have a chance to apply what you have learned and build practical skills by working on hands-on data science projects. You will also benefit from learning about the many career possibilities within the field of data science.

This program is perfect for high school students who love problem-solving, looking for patterns, creative thinking and the idea of using technology to tackle real-world challenges.

At the end of this program, you will walk away with:
  • Foundational knowledge of Big Data and data science theory and methodology through an engaging program taught by experienced faculty

  • Hands-on experience analyzing data sets to uncover patterns and solve problems

  • Exposure to the career possibilities within the data science field and an understanding of how data scientists use their skills and knowledge to solve problems across diverse industries

Schedule

July 10 – July 21, 2023

  • Sunday, July 9, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Residence check-in for participants with full room & board

  • Saturday, July 22, 9 a.m. – noon: Residence check-out for participants with full room & board

Sample Daily Schedule: This is only a sample schedule and is subject to change due to a variety of factors.

Time Activity Detail
9 a.m. Morning Program Meeting Check-in with the group, quick introduction to the day’s theme, and a challenge or game to get excited and motivated for the day!
10 a.m. Morning Lesson QU faculty will teach and discuss the key topic for the day through an engaging lesson that incorporates group discussions, fun activities and foundational theory.
Noon Lunch Eat and socialize with your classmates.
1 p.m. Afternoon Lesson There is a lot to learn in just a week, but the limited program size means there are lots of opportunities to ask questions throughout the lessons.
3 p.m. Group Discussion Put what you have learned into practice by working on a project using real data sets to analyze data, detect patterns, and solve problems
4 p.m. Review and Debrief Meeting A chance to reflect and discuss the day as well as look to the days ahead.
4:30 p. m. Day Program Ends Dismissal for commuter students.
5 p.m. Dinner Dinner will be provided for those students with full room and board.
6 p.m. Evening Activities (Group Recreation, Games, Guest Speakers, Independent and Group Enrichment Projects) The evening is reserved for overnight students to have fun, experience our on-campus amenities, and bond with each other and staff through organized group enrichment activities.
10 p.m. Quiet Time  

Program Costs

Option 1: 2-week overnight program from Sunday to Saturday. Includes full room and board as well as evening and weekend activities: $3,360

Option 2: 2-week on-campus commuter program from Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Includes lunch daily: $2,400

Both options offer:

  • Two weeks of faculty-designed programs taught on-campus with educational support staff

  • Technology and software support

  • A Quinnipiac T-shirt

  • A certificate of completion

  • Access to special Quinnipiac Admissions events

Partial financial support may be available for those who indicate the need for financial assistance in their online application. Financial support awards are based on a combination of financial need and academic merit.

Participation Requirements

Participants must be current high school students. Typically, participants are between the ages of 15 to 18 years of age at the start of the program. Eligibility is based on grade level as of June 2023.

Equipment and Materials

Students will need reliable access to a laptop computer. If there are any difficulties in obtaining a laptop, Quinnipiac may be able to provide one with at least one month's advanced notice by emailing summerprograms@quinnipiac.edu

Application and Payment Deadlines

Deadline to apply: Monday, May 1, 2023
Space is limited per session and enrollment is based on when a deposit payment is received.

Deadline to submit payment: Payment is due within 30 days of applying to fully register for a program.

Payment Methods and Refund/Cancellation Policy

Applications are reviewed when they are received and students are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Accommodations

Quinnipiac University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act as an institution of higher education. Students who have a current IEP or 504 plan are encouraged to share any accommodations or modifications they may require in order to access the fundamentals of a QU summer program or camp they plan to attend.

Students requesting disability-based accommodations should indicate this within the application as well as email summerprograms@qu.edu about any and all specific accommodation needs.

Rules & Regulations

Read Quinnipiac University’s Summer Camp and Pre-College Program Policies for 2022