July 3, 2023 July 13, 2023 9am - 12pm PDT | 12pm - 3pm EDT
As the world’s volume of data increases and data storage becomes cheaper and faster, the value and need for skilled employees to capture and interpret all of it will continue to explode. In this innovative college-level course in partnership with iXperience, students will learn how to grow their abilities to communicate data effectively through the use of data visualization and modelling. Students will get a chance to work on the powerful tools that data analysts use that enable better decision-making. This course will bring together technology, mathematics, and problem-solving skills for students to evaluate data and extract meaningful insights from it to assist in driving real business value. It is perfectly designed to help high schoolers gain real world knowledge and experience before committing to a Data Analytics career path. You will get the opportunity to apply your newly gained skills to a hands-on project. While specific briefs vary from course to course, all of the projects are selected to perfectly complement the skills covered in class and enable students to make a real-world impact.
Open to any high school student who will be entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2023. Space is limited. Each session is limited to 35 students per track.
Classes will be held via Zoom and facilitated in real-time by the instructor and a classroom coordinator.
Meet your instructor
Dr. Claire Davis-Reddy
Previous instructor and industry specialist
Dr. Claire Davis-Reddy is the Data Science Team Lead at the South African Earth Observation Network (SAEON) – a long-term environmental monitoring facility of the National Research Foundation (NRF). Her primary directive as Team Lead is to improve South Africa's open data products, atlas portals and visualization tools in order to facilitate effective data- and evidence-driven decision-making.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
Real World Class Project
In this course, students will work in groups while undertaking a project for a real-world assigned client. The students will use different problem-solving methodologies and their initiative to conceptualize social impact-driven solutions for their client. Previous project partners have included Inetum, a company headquartered in Paris, France, with a Data Science and Analytics unit office located in Lisbon. Students in this course previously worked with Inetum's Data and Analytics lead on a real world project that involved analyzing data related to spending patterns of consumers in two Lusophone countries that assisted their client with the development of new strategies to narrow the profitability gap in their operations.
In addition to the real-world project, students will be able to:
- Explore how to use different problem-solving methodologies, implementing hypothesis-driven analysis and critical thinking skills
- Learn how to use initiative to conceptualize social impact-driven solutions for organizations, in the absence of full information, while solving for complex problems
- Learn how to grapple with complex global issues and developments and their implications for the future
- Gain teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in a diverse group setting
- Apply what you learn in the classroom in the real world project experience
- Gain invaluable soft skills necessary to excel in the workplace while working in an international culture