Make informed decisions through data science and analysis at the NSLC on Data Science.

Our world is increasingly data driven. Governments, businesses and sports teams are looking to understand how to analyze and interpret the overwhelming amount of data points available in today’s complex world. A workforce with knowledge of how to interpret data is needed now more than ever. At the National Student Leadership Conference on Data Science, students will develop a foundational knowledge of data science, exploring probability theory, data cleaning and transformation techniques, algorithms, and data visualization. Students will learn new skills, including basic coding in Python and using Tableau for data visualization.

Program Highlights

Turn data into insights
Explore how interests in programming, data science, math, and statistics intersect to create a fast-growing career sector.

Advise a growing business
Interpret and analyze sets of raw data to show a company how they can most effectively reach their goals.

Programming and visualization sessions
Dive into Python and Tableau Public, learning how to analyze and publicly share visualized sets of data.

Hear from the experts
Scientists working with federal agencies and companies like IBM and Amazon talk with you about their projects and career journeys.

Hands-On Simulations

At the NSLC on Data Science, you and your team will become a data consultant agency. You’ll move through the process of picking data projects from prospective clients, and then using your newly developed skills in Python and Tableau Public, you’ll perform data cleaning and analysis techniques. The project will culminate with a presentation to your clients on data trends and actionable recommendations you have for them.

Exclusive Guest Speakers

While at the NSLC, you will meet with and learn from leaders in the Data Science community.

In past years, guest speakers at the NSLC have included:

Ms. Renita Folds, MBA
Research Associate, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Mr. Pallav Agrawal
Lead Data Scientist, Levi Strauss & Co

Dr. Douglas Galbi
Senior Economist, Federal Communications Commission

Mr. Raj Kapoor
Chief Strategy Officer, Lyft

Mr. Sam Patel
Managing Director, Flight Probability and Scheduling Analysis, United Airlines

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the area of Data Science.

These trips may include:

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering | National Institute for Standards and Technology | Amazon | The Smithsonian Institution | Baltimore Harbor

Leadership Training

At the heart of each of our youth leadership programs is a curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Data Science program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Intrapersonal Communication

College Credit Option

American University (AU) and NSLC have a unique partnership that enables you to earn college credit by enrolling in a supplemental online course designed to correlate with your NSLC program’s area of study. By enrolling in this credit course, you will enjoy a stimulating, innovative, and personalized college-level learning experience that builds on your NSLC accomplishments. The course is for one credit and is taught in a self-paced, asynchronous format across six weeks, allowing ample time to complete assignments. The course is designed to work within the framework of NSLC; students are not expected to complete coursework while on campus. Students may register for college credit via their personal student portal (myNSLC) once they have enrolled in an NSLC session.

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Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

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