Scientific Data Pre-Orientation
August 14-24, 2013
Successful scientists-from first-year undergraduates to renowned researchers-collect, analyze, evaluate, interpret, criticize, and communicate about data. The Scientific Data pre-orientation workshop immerses participants in these activities. Participants will learn to design experiments, use data analysis tools, critically read primary scientific sources, effectively discuss results, and write clearly about data. Students will apply these skills to a research project-gathering, assessing, and presenting original data. The program has three goals:
- To prepare students for intense classroom experiences by providing a foundation in data analysis and communication-skills that are demanded in all science courses.
- To provide an early opportunity to perform research and learn research skills, launching students into research experiences at Kenyon.
- To establish a supportive network of classmates dedicated to scientific success and to connect this group with science faculty and the campus community.
Scientific Data is a credit-bearing course, carrying .125 unit of Kenyon credit. Along with the academic sessions, there will be opportunities to socialize with both like-minded students and science faculty. Participants should expect an intense, challenging experience in a fun, supportive atmosphere.
Scholarships: Available for financial aid recipients
Applications Due: May 15, 2013