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Below are resources for educators and students interested in the study of statistics and data science. In particular, check out the summer programs in the high school and undergrad sections, where we have gathered info on available opportunities. If you know of any programs or resources that aren’t listed here, please let us know by emailing @[email protected]!

Bridge to Biostats Programming/Content

  • Find out more about Bridge to Biostats’ programs—including “Biostats Day” outreach workshops, our Biostats enrichment class, and our Summer Exposure Program—on our Programs page.
  • Follow us on Twitter (@Bridge2Biostats) for additional resources, info and opportunities.

Resources for Educators

Resources for Students

  • Biostatistics for All offers summer programs and scholarships for all educational levels, along with career resources, and online courses.
High school

Statistics/Data science summer programs for high school students

  • The Data and Computing Summer Lab at the University of Chicago is a 10-week long summer research opportunity for high school and undergraduate students focusing on rigorous, applied, interdisciplinary data science research and rooted in a cohort community. The deadline is typically in February.
  • Data Science in Action is a weeklong summer introduction to computer programming and machine learning for high school students. The course is held at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. Students from underrepresented minorities and low-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • Foundations of Data Science is a two-week course that offers the opportunity to do project-based learning in the emerging field of data science. The course is held at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Full scholarships are available.
  • StatStart is a one-month long summer course in biostatistics and computing for high school students from underrepresented minority and low-income backgrounds. The course is held at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. The deadline is typically in May.
  • The two-week Young Scholars summer program is held annually by the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences. Rising high school juniors and seniors are introduced to statistical methods and study designs for medical research, as well as statistical programming in R. The deadline is typically in April.

Other resources

  • The two-day Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics is held annually at the ENAR spring meeting in March. The event includes programming for high school, undergraduate and graduate students in statistics, and is aimed at connecting underrepresented minority students with professional biostatisticians. Registration for the event is typically in February.
  • Latinx and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences (Lathims) showcases the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians every year during Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Mathematically Gifted & Black honors black mathematicians during Black History Month each year. The Mathematically Gifted & Black website also features resources for kids, books, and a list of organizations aimed at improving the visibility of Black mathematicians.
  • RLadies NYC, a chapter of RLadies Global, offers monthly meet ups on all things R, including technical content and professional development. Events are open to all.
Undergraduate

Statistics/Data science summer programs for undergraduate students

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Quantitative Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (QSURE) provides hands-on skills in biostatistics, epidemiology, health outcomes, and/or computational oncology. Each student is paired with an expert mentor to work on an individual, data-driven research project that aims to answer pressing questions in cancer. Applications are typically due in mid-January. Students from underrepresented minorities and low-income backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • The Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) offers a summer course for undergraduate and early graduate students focused on foundational training in public health, biostatistics, statistical genetics and epidemiology. The SIBS program is offered at several universities in the US.
  • The Columbia University Biostatistics and Epidemiology Summer Training (BEST) program introduces students from historically underrepresented groups to the field of biostatistics. Applications are typically due in March.
  • The Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers a Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology for undergraduates from underrepresented groups. This 6-week program is designed to expose students to the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research. Applications are typically due in late February or early March.
  • The Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health offers a Summer Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics for undergraduates from underrepresented groups. Participants gain exposure to the field of public health through coursework, lectures, and research projects. Applications are typically due in late February or early March.
  • The Data and Computing Summer Lab at the University of Chicago is a 10-week long summer research opportunity for high school and undergraduate students focusing on rigorous, applied, interdisciplinary data science research and rooted in a cohort community. The deadline is typically in February.
  • The David H. Blackwell Summer Scholars Program at the University of Illinois offers research experience for undergraduate students interested in statistics, data science and mathematics. The application deadline is typically in March.

Other resources

  • The American Statistical Association Committee on Minorities in Statistics (ASA CMS) hosts several events for members of minority groups that have historically been underrepresented in statistics. The Diversity Monitoring Program is part of the annual Joint Statistical meetings and is open to early-career and graduate student statisticians. Applications are due annually in May. ASA CMS also hosts StatFest, a free two-day event held annually in September aimed at encouraging historically underrepresented undergraduate students to consider careers in statistics.
  • The biennial Blackwell-Tapia Conference showcases research by minority researchers and includes an award for role model for mathematical students from underrepresented minority groups or who has significantly contributed to improving representation in the field of statistics. The next conference will be held November 2021 in Berkeley, California.
  • The Center for Scientific Diversity at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai  was founded to increase representation and success of historically underrepresented groups in statistics. The Center offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in STEM. See their website for current opportunities and contact information.
  • ChickTech offers mentoring, and workshops on coding, technical writing, and more for high school girls in STEM. Interest forms are due annually in March.
  • The two-day Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics is held annually at the ENAR spring meeting in March. The event includes programming for high school, undergraduate and graduate students in statistics, and is aimed at connecting underrepresented minority students with professional biostatisticians. Registration for the event is typically in February.
  • Latinx and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences (Lathims) showcases the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians every year during Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Math Alliance creates programming aimed at supporting historically underrepresented undergraduate students who are interested in statistics. In 2021, programs included a Career Paths Workshop and a Field of Dreams Conference. See their website for program information and deadlines. The City University of New York (CUNY)  maintains the NYC Chapter of Math Alliance.
  • Mathematically Gifted & Black honors black mathematicians during Black History Month each year. The Mathematically Gifted & Black website also features resources for kids, books, and a list of organizations aimed at improving the visibility of Black mathematicians.
  • RLadies NYC, a chapter of RLadies Global, offers monthly meet ups on all things R, including technical content and professional development. Events are open to all.
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) has several programming opportunities for Chicano/Hispanic and Native American undergraduate college students and working professionals, including Community College Days, conferences, webinars, and leadership programs.
Graduate

Statistics/Data science summer programs for undergraduate students

  • The Summer Institute in Biostatistics (SIBS) offers a summer course for undergraduate and early graduate students focused on foundational training in public health, biostatistics, statistical genetics and epidemiology. The SIBS program is offered at several universities in the US.

Other resources

  • The American Statistical Association Committee on Minorities in Statistics (ASA CMS) hosts several events for members of minority groups that have historically been underrepresented in statistics. The Diversity Monitoring Program is part of the annual Joint Statistical meetings and is open to early-career and graduate student statisticians. Applications are due annually in May. ASA CMS also hosts StatFest, a free two-day event held annually in September aimed at encouraging historically underrepresented undergraduate students to consider careers in statistics.
  • The biennial Blackwell-Tapia Conference showcases research by minority researchers and includes an award for role model for mathematical students from underrepresented minority groups or who has significantly contributed to improving representation in the field of statistics. The next conference will be held November 2021 in Berkeley, California.
  • The Center for Scientific Diversity at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was founded to increase representation and success of historically underrepresented groups in statistics. The Center offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in STEM. See their website for current opportunities and contact information.
  • The two-day Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics is held annually at the ENAR spring meeting in March. The event includes programming for high school, undergraduate and graduate students in statistics, and is aimed at connecting underrepresented minority students with professional biostatisticians. Registration for the event is typically in February.
  • Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education (EDGE) offers a summer programing for women applying to PhD programs or who just completed their first year as a PhD student in the mathematical sciences. The four-week summer program takes place at a different university each year and includes courses in linear algebra, pure and applied mathematics, as well as visiting lectures. EDGE also sponsors regional mentoring clusters for women in mathematical sciences graduate programs.
  • Latinx and Hispanics in the Mathematical Sciences (Lathims) showcases the contributions of Latinx and Hispanic mathematicians every year during Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Mathematically Gifted & Black honors black mathematicians during Black History Month each year. The Mathematically Gifted & Black website also features resources for kids, books, and a list of organizations aimed at improving the visibility of Black mathematicians.
  • RLadies NYC, a chapter of RLadies Global, offers monthly meet ups on all things R, including technical content and professional development. Events are open to all.