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Activity Number: 88 - Data Visualization in Practice
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 9, 2021 : 10:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract #317990
Title: Data Science in Health Sciences for High-School Students
Author(s): Mine Dogucu* and Babak Shahbaba
Companies: University of California Irvine and University of California, Irvine
Keywords: High School; Data Science; Curriculum

The California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS) is a summer program established by the California State Legislature for high school students interested in STEM subjects. High school students apply to enroll in one of several clusters covering a wide range of topics from astronomy to genomics offered by one of the participating University of California campuses. We have developed a COSMOS cluster focused on data science in health sciences (DSHS). In this talk, we will discuss the DSHS curriculum including the prerequisites, content, and software choices. We will share course materials that can be adopted by other educators teaching data science to high school students. We will talk about the challenges we have faced and how we have overcome them. Finally, we will share suggestions for those who might be developing similar programs aimed at high school students.

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