Argonne National Laboratory

Big Data Visualization Camp

Data is all around us. We create, transfer, and consume it at incredible rates. However, did you know that you can become a big data detective? By visualizing big data, you can discover the hidden patterns of our world. This insight gives you the power to investigate just about any question that you can dream up.

In this free, 3-day camp, students will work intensively with data from the Array of Things (AoT) urban sensor project. From raw data to visualizing data, participants will learn about the essential skills of a data scientist. Led by scientists from Argonne’s Leadership Computing Facility, you will sift through gigabytes of raw information, discovering unexpected relationships that allow you to visualize data from the city of Chicago in new and exciting ways.


July 24-26, 2018


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Argonne Learning Center, 9700 S. Cass Avenure Lemont, IL 60439

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills

Participants must have prior coding experience in a computer language (C, Python, Java, etc.) in order to participate. 

Application Process

Big Data Visualization Camp is aimed at rising high school seniors and rising college freshman who have prior coding experience (please see Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills above). Participating students must be available to attend all three days of the camp. Attendees are responsible for covering travel to and from Argonne.
Registration is limited to 15 students. Students must submit an application. Acceptances with additional information about the camp will be sent to selected applicants in the first week of June. All other applicants will be placed on a wait list and additional invitations will be sent out to these students if and when space becomes available.

Application Requirements

To participate, participants must:

  • be a rising high school senior or rising college freshman
  • have basic experience in a text-based coding language
  • be available to participate in the full three-day program
  • have transportation to and from Argonne National Laboratory

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