**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 MIDAS Data Science Summer Camp has been cancelled.  Please check back in early 2021 for information about next summer’s camp.**

In the Data Science Summer Camp for High School Students, participants will learn the basic mathematics behind data science and will work on team projects with classmates using real life examples. Over the course of the week, the content will build in complexity and difficulty, and will include coding and strategies for data visualization and statistics. Additionally, invited guest faculty will give presentations each afternoon to expose the students to various data science application domains. The course will be directed by U-M College of Engineering faculty with the small group projects led by graduate doctoral students.

For information on financial aid, email midas-camp@umich.edu or visit https://ceo.umich.edu/project/watson-a-young-scholarship/

During the week, additional field trips (included in the cost) may include visits to Michigan Stadium and Mcity (the UM autonomous  vehicle test track).

Faculty members from the U-M departments of Engineering, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Mathematics and Statistics will meet with campers.

Applicants should have an interest in mathematics, programming, social networks, and social media. Knowledge of and coursework in trigonometry is preferred.

Please email midas-camp@umich.edu for more information.

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Dates: June 28-July 3, 2020.

Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Cost: $875, including lodging and meals

Eligibility: Open to rising juniors and seniors, and rising sophomores with at least junior standing in math. 

Example daily schedule

7 – 8:45 a.m. — Breakfast, South Quad dining hall

9 a.m. – noon — Class

Noon – 1:30 p.m. — Lunch, South Quad dining hall

1:30 – 3 p.m. — Class

3 – 3:30 p.m. — Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. — Guest faculty lecture or on-campus “field trip”

4:45 p.m. — Mandatory check-in with counselor at West Quad dorm

5 – 7 p.m. — Dinner, South Quad dining hall

7 – 10:45 p.m. — Group project homework, free time

10:45 – 11 p.m. — Final room checks

(Schedule subject to change)

I’ve been accepted, now what?

Where will I be staying?

Students will stay on the Ann Arbor University of Michigan Campus in West Quad located at 541 Thompson Street (map). Students will check into the residence hall by 3:00pm on the Sunday prior to classes starting.  A pizza dinner will be provided during a brief overview of rules and regulations after the welcome ceremony. NO OTHER MEALS through the dining hall will be available on the Sunday prior to classes.

What should I pack?

Necessary Items:

Bed sheets/blankets – long twin
Alarm clock (or mobile phone with alarm function)
Extra writing utensils
Sufficient socks and underwear (washer and dryer quarter-machines available)
Toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, sunscreen, toothbrush and tooth paste, etc.)

Optional items:

Bathing suit
Athletic wear
iPod/iPad/iPhone & laptops 
(the University of Michigan is NOT RESPONSIBLE for stolen, broken or missing items)

MIDAS provided items:

First aid and basic over-the-counter medication (Tylenol, Advil, etc. – counselor administered)
Classroom supplies including any print materials
Recreational sporting equipment (frisbee, soccer ball, basketballs, etc.)

Can I choose my roommate?

If two students are admitted to the program and would like to room together, upon receiving your acceptance email, alert the MIDAS team immediately and provide your requested roommate’s name. Although this option is available, it is not a guarantee.