S.T.E.M. Programs

Data Science

Make informed decisions through data science and analysis at the NSLC on Data Science.
  • Level: High School
  • Grades: Enrolled in 9-12
  • Length: 9 days
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

Data Science Highlights

Data simulation
You and your team will take on the role of data consultants, analyzing a data set and presenting the results to interested parties.

Computer skills
Learn how to use Python and Tableau to gather, analyze, and visualize data.

Guest speakers
Hear from professors and industry professionals on topics ranging from data cleaning and transformation to data visualization.

Dates & Locations

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

Ms. Renee Desing
Senior Consultant, IBM

Mr. Raj Kapoor
Chief Strategy Officer, Lyft

Mr. Sam Patel
Managing Director, Flight Profability 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:

Georgia Tech

  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
  • Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • College Football Hall of Fame
  • CNN
  • Georgia Aquarium
  • World of Coca-Cola

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:


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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