sbmab-ds-bootcamp (Overview)


Data Science for Science Teachers Bootcamp

July 6-10, 2020
NCI Shady Grove Campus


Per our current guidance on NIH-hosted meetings, we are exploring options to host this bootcamp virtually. The health and safety of our attendees is our top priority, and we will keep you informed of any changes.

Course Overview

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Science for Science Teachers Boot Camp is an intensive research training course at the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, designed specifically for you to learn data science techniques and to facilitate integration of this highly desired, cutting-edge skill set in your students’ coursework.

Course Objectives

This workshop will provide hands-on training for data science tools commonly used by the biomedical research community and will enable you to:

  • Network with and learn from leaders in the data science field
  • Discuss strategies and success stories and form a network of educators across the country
  • Learn about NIH programs that support educational partnerships and STEM programs

When and where will the boot camp be held?

July 6–10, 2020 on the NIH campus in Shady Grove, Maryland.  
Accepted participants must attend all five days of the course.

Who should apply?

U.S. high school teachers, community college instructors, and tribal college faculty who teach STEM courses (including chemistry, biology, and physics).

How much does the Boot Camp cost? 

Nothing; the program is free.  If selected to participate, you will also receive reimbursement for transportation, housing, and per diem expenses incurred during the program.  


Apply here.  Application will close May 1, 2020.

Contact Information:

For more information contact:  Dr. Allissa Dillman:

To learn more about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 
and the NIH Office of Data Science Strategy, please visit the following sites:  |