The Microsoft Research Data Science Summer School is now accepting applications, and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and students from smaller colleges to apply.

The school takes place over eight weeks, from June 16 to Aug. 8, at Microsoft Research’s New York City lab to provide an introduction to large-scale data analysis for local undergraduate students who are interested in attending graduate school in computer science and related fields.

The application deadline for the program is April 18.

As the Inside Microsoft Research blog explains, “The school will choose eight upper-level undergraduate students from underrepresented race, gender, and socioeconomic groups for whom program participation would bolster significantly their professional trajectories.”

Applicants need to have taken core undergraduate computer-science classes, have some experience with programming and a desire to attend graduate school. Selected applicants will receive a laptop and a $5,000 stipend.

For more details about the summer program – including its structure and key tools and techniques for working with large data sets, read more on Inside Microsoft Research.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff