If you’re an undergraduate with an interest in data and statistics, you should definitely consider applying to this one-week summer program: Explorations in Statistics Research. It’s in Boulder, Colorado and your travel expenses, along with room and board, will be covered.
The seven day workshop is designed so that students get a sense of how statisticians approach large, complex problems. Several different topics will be presented over the course of the week.
You’ll also get hands-on experience with computing and visualization tools. Basically, you’re going to have fun with data when you’re there.
And since three of the four organizers are either past or current advisers of mine, I can tell you first-hand that you’re going to learn some cool stuff during the workshop.
Get your application in now. The deadline is March 3.
Do you do letters of recommendation…? I feel like one from the Flowingdata guy would pretty much guarantee me a week in Boulder. Trade ya some manual labor!
i would, but since we’ve never worked together, i don’t think it’d be appropriate :)
I did this program in the Summer of 2005 (the first year). I highly recommend it. I ended up going in a different direction, but still find it very useful. Obviously, this is geared towards statistics!
I should add… I am in the second row in the picture above, wearing the green shirt ;).
were you playing video games?
LOL No. Unless you consider R a video game ;-)