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Machine Learning Summer Day Camp

The School of Statistics is helping the Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (MCFAM) to organize a Machine Learning Summer Camp for high school students this June 17-28.
June 17, 2019 - 9:00am to June 28, 2019 - 4:00pm

University of Minnesota Campus

The School of Statistics is helping the Minnesota Center for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics (MCFAM) to organize a Machine Learning Summer Camp for high school students June 17-28.

The camp will introduce high school juniors and seniors to programming processes, ignite their curiosity about applications of machine learning, and encourage them to think about related career opportunities. Camp activities will involve lots of time for hands-on programming, interactive discussions with industry practitioners, and frequent opportunities to troubleshoot projects with data science mentors. To enhance the integration of women into computer science and STEM fields, one of the camp sessions will be offered to girls only. 

The organizing committee is looking for support in three ways:

  1. Volunteers. We are seeking experienced data science practitioners who can speak to the practical applications of programming. Volunteers must have experience explaining technical machine learning concepts to lay audiences and must have a track record of engaging young populations in interactive educational content. Those invited to volunteer will act as speakers, panelists, or mentors. The time commitment required for these roles is minimal and generally involves 1-4 hours of on-site activity. Interested parties should contact Charles Doss at cdoss@umn.edu.
  2. Funding. Student enrollment fees are intentionally low to provide educational opportunities to those who would otherwise not have the means to participate. To make a financial contribution that gives all students access to this important learning opportunity, contact Matt Dangel at mdangel@umn.edu.
  3. Communications. We are excited about developing the capacities for this camp in future years and want to start building awareness about the program now. Please contact Amanda Schwartz at aschwa@umn.edu with any publicity opportunities you might have. 

See event website for full details.