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Big Data Camp

Developing professional scientific research practices using Argonne data and expertise

Big Data Camp brings together high school juniors and seniors into a workshop environment where they will use professional Argonne research data and tools to uncover the secrets of data and look forward at their bright futures.

Ready to become a big data detective and find the hidden patterns of our world? It’s time to take your blossoming computer science and data skills and raise them to the next level at Argonne. And once you get going on that pathway, you’ll be able to investigate just about any question you can dream up.

In this free, 5-day summer camp, students will access data from the Array of Things (AoT) urban sensor project at Argonne. With this data as well as advanced tools from professional researchers, participants get to learn first-hand what it’s like to be a data scientist. The experience, led by scientists from Argonne’s Leadership Computing Facility, enables students to visualize data and realize unexpected and amazing relationships within the data.

Through the one-of-a-kind experiences, participants will discover how they can apply their computer science abilities to their future professions in STEM-linked fields, paving the way forward to a bright tomorrow using data and scientific research.

Big Data Camp

The application for Big Data Camp is now open! This camp will be July 15th-19th, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. each day. The deadline for applications is Friday, April 19, 2024.

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Application Requirements

  • Be a current high school junior or senior (for the 2023-2024 school year).
  • Have prior coding experience in a computer language (C, Python, Java, etc.).
  • Be available to participate in the full five-day program.
  • Students must be able to provide their own transportation.

Application Process

Registration is limited to 15 students. Due to the popularity of Big Data Camp, students must submit an application by mid-April. Acceptances with additional information about the camp will be sent to selected applicants in early May. All other applicants will be placed on a wait list, and additional invitations may be sent out to those students if and when space becomes available.