In this summer course at Coding for Medicine, the student will combine statistics, math, coding and genomics to learn R. R is a versatile statistical programming language and is the bread and butter skill of a "data scientist", and should appeal to all high-schoolers preparing for today's data-driven world.
This summer course will be held in Sugarland area of greater Houston. There are no prerequisites.
We at Coding For Medicine use R in our everyday work in large-scale genomic data analysis. Today every biomedical scientist is trying to learn R. But skills in R are actually central to all research areas and professions where one has to interact with high-volume, high-dimensional data: from business analytics, marketing, linguistics, astrophysics, e-commerce, personalized medicine etc etc. Thus R is a skill that will be really useful to any high-schooler. If you have used Excel then you should convert to R! It can handle big size data analysis where Excel is very limiting. You can even use this in your high-school projects involving statistical analysis.