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miRcore - Camp for R Programming


Dates:  July 23-27, 2018


Location: USB Building, University of Michigan, non-residential camp

Grades: Academically motivated current (2017-18) high school and 8th grade students 

This camp provides statistical methods in the context of disease research. It is for current (2016-17) high school and exceptional 8th grade students (young women and men) who want to learn computer programming in relation to future biomedical applications. R is a statistical tool and programming language with excellent graphic options, useful in various application areas such as medicine, public policy, and economics. After R is introduced, the students will assess current biomedical problems and identify useful tools for research. Students will be encouraged to write a program to aid in biological research and to share the program online as authors such as through GitHub.

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