Dr. Barba and Student Taught High School Students - "Data Science for a Better World"

August 14, 2017

MAE doctoral student Natalia Clementi and Dr. Lorena Barba recently taught a three-hour tutorial for high-school students for the Caminos Al Futuro program of the GW Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute. The hands-on tutorial, titled “Data Science for a Better World,” guided the students through the basics of using Python with data. The students, who had never written code before, learned to use a Jupyter notebook to: manipulate data in the form of arrays, visualize the data with line plots, and analyze it with linear regression. The context applications were the decreasing size of households in the U.S. (leading to more energy consumption per capita), and the increasing earth temperature over time.