StatStart Program

A one month intensive summer course in biostatistics computing for high school students from underrepresented minority & low-income backgrounds in the greater Boston area

*Note: Due to developments with COVID-19, this program will be held virtually from July 6th-30th, 2021.

The course will teach programming in R, basic statistics, develop high school students’ statistical programming, computational thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Students receive instruction for three hours a day, four days per week (Monday – Thursday), in the form of lectures and lab work
  • Students complete and present group research projects as the culmination event at the end of the program
  • Direct mentoring by Biostatistics PhD students
  • Support and guidance with college applications and career counseling

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school student (rising freshman – rising senior)
  • Interest in applying to college with a focus in STEM
  • Basic algebra
  • Completed application form
  • One letter of recommendation (two preferred)

Application deadline is Monday, May 24th and decisions will be released by Friday, May 28th.

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The program was started in 2015, and is hosted by the Biostatistics Department at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. It is overseen by a Faculty Director, but developed and taught by Biostatistics PhD students.

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