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Free 'Statistics Facts and Snacks' Summer Workshop for High Schoolers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 10, 2019) — High school students interested in learning about statistics and related careers are invited to participate in the 2019 "Statistics Facts and Snacks workshop," offered by the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science, June 5 to 7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Students in any grade level may participate, and no statistics or computer science experience is required. Snacks will be provided. 

This hands-on workshop will explore the fun of data analysis through basic statistical techniques taught using R, a free statistical programming language. Students will also learn about what a statistician does and what the requirements are to pursue higher education in statistics. The workshop will include visits from expert statisticians in a variety of different statistical careers, and students will have the opportunity to chat with them about their background and work life.

"Biostatistics and its related fields have seen huge growth in the past decade, making it onto the radar of students at a young age," said Emily Slade, PhD, who is leading the program. "This workshop shows high school students the fun of data analysis while also exposing them to the wide variety of careers available to a statistician and the steps they can take to get there." 

Participants must register to attend, and those under 18 must have a parent/guardian register for them. Space is limited so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

The workshop will be held in the University of Kentucky Multidisciplinary Science Building, Room 333. 

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