Summer Programs

The Department of Biostatistics is proud to offer the following summer programs for both undergraduate and high school students. Please see individual websites for contact information, eligibility, and how to apply.

Summer Program for Undergraduate Students

Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology

The Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology runs for 6 weeks each summer, offering diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduate students.

Summer Program for High School Students


StatStart is a one month intensive summer course in biostatistics & computing for high school students from underrepresented minority & low-income backgrounds in the greater Boston area. The course will teach programming in R, basic statistics, develop high school students’ statistical programming, computational thinking and problem solving skills.

Data Science in Action

Data Science in Action: “Machine Learning for Self-Driving Cars” is a one week summer introduction to programming and machine learning for high school students in which students will program a neural network to recognize images and make a self-driving toy car. The course consists of a theoretical and a programming component. Students will be introduced to a different machine learning concept and algorithm. In parallel they will be introduced to Python programming language which will allow them to program the concepts they have studied.