Big Data Academy for High School Students

Program Description

This prototype effort was designed to understand the best ways to work with high school students to promote LSST science, data tools, and data products. The purpose of the project is to excite interest in LSST and its data approaches and key science projects through the cultivation of talented youth. This out-of-school education program allowed high school students to interact with scientists who work with large astronomical data sets in their scientific work. The Saturday-based academy lasted about two hours and was planned with help from a group of interested local high school students.

Program Details

  • Date: Academic year 2016 – 2017
  • Location: NOAO, Tucson, AZ

Program Support

LSSTC Support: $15,000