Florida’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science Program

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Calling all undergraduate or early graduate students, it’s time to discover how data can change your life through Florida’s Summer Institute in Biostatistics and Data Science Program (SIBDS).

This opportunity is the key to understanding how data, driven by participants’ responses, can help draw conclusions on everything from why COVID-19 impacts certain populations more than others, to why clinical trials are important and a whole lot more.

When: May 23 to July 1

Where: FAU’s Boca Raton campus

Deadline: April 4


  • curious mind
  • sense of justice
  • some math, technology, biology and/or health science coursework

Students will be

  • housed on campus (unless they live close by)
  • earn one college credit hour
  • receive stipend
  • learn principles of biostatistics and data science to real datasets that highlight population health disparities
  • mentored by expert faculty and peers
  • participate in career workshops with practicing biostatisticians, epidemiologists, data scientists and population health experts
  • conduct mock interviews and share interview tips
  • critique the medical and public health literature to understand limitations
  • join in outings to the beach, turtle rehabilitation nature center, Miami Marlins baseball, arcades and museums