Open to high school juniors and seniors. Priority will be given to students from underserved and underrepresented communities.

Bringing Data science to YOU.

Have you ever wondered how Instagram puts dog food ads in front of you, just half an hour after you accidentally clicked on a pet store website? What are the technologies behind those cars that can “see” their surroundings and drive themselves? How does the government use “Big Data” to identify criminals, and what happens if the government is wrong? From the pixels on your phone screen to national welfare, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing the world in every way. In the ever-advancing Digital Age, skills in data analytics and AI are highly desirable by employers all over the country and can help citizens protect themselves from online exploitation. If you want to dive into the world of data science and AI, join us at the “Introduction to Data Science and AI Summer Camp”, jointly organized by the Michigan Institute for Data Science and the Michigan Science Center.

Who this is for: Rising juniors and seniors in high school (Priority will be given to students from underserved and underrepresented communities)

What we provide: Instructions, hands-on activities, projects, lunch, University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus visit (transportation provided).

What you will bring: Curiosity, your knowledge about algebra.

Priorities will be given to students from communities that are underserved and underrepresented in STEM.

Camp Details


July 11th – 15th, 2022, 9 am - 5 pm daily


Michigan Science Center, Detroit (Monday - Thursday)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Friday, transportation provided)


$25 to register (Students will receive $25 upon completion)


See each day for the sessions location. Transportation provided each day.


What is data? How to load and process data

Michigan Science Center


Finding patterns in data

Michigan Science Center


Language as data – analyzing sentiments in the written language through data science

Michigan Science Center


Social network analysis and visualization

Michigan Science Center


Working with real-world data and communicating results (led by Domino’s data science team).

U-M Ann Arbor campus

Through lectures, hands-on activities and group projects led by University of Michigan
professors and data science students, campers will learn:

How to visualize data?

What is data?

What is data analytics?

What can data tell you?

Meet the instructors

Ceren Budak

Assistant Professor, School of Information

Paramveer Dhillon

Paramveer Dhillon

Assistant Professor, School of Information

Jonathan Gryak

Senior Scientist, MIDAS

Kerby Shedden

Professor, Department of Statistics

What other benefits are there?

Students will also tour the University of Michigan campus and research labs, speak with college admissions representatives, meet University of Michigan students studying data science, and learn about careers in data science and AI from Wells Fargo and Domino's data scientists. Watch the video to see what past data science campers thought of this experience.

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For any questions, please contact Shane Redman, MIDAS Senior Scientist at