Student Coding Bootcamp:
Analyze COVID-19 Data with R
and Google CoLab.
December 19-23, 2020
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will offer a free online R coding bootcamp for high school and early college students in the U.S.A.
- Learn to analyze COVID-19 and social distancing data in your region
- Learn programming skills in R – a popular language for data analytics
- Learn hypothesis-driven research paradigm. Students can compare COVID-19 trends before and after local events or policy changes.
- Learn to run R-codes in the CoLab – a Google cloud computing platform
- Students are encouraged to submit a video presentation of their analysis for award competition (see below).
Who should apply: High school students and early college students who are interested in learning programming skills and investigating the COVID-19 cases in their regions. Top 30 students will receive a stipend of $300, pending NSF approval.
High-school teachers, community-college faculty are also welcome. We plan support 15 teachers. Each teacher will receive a stipend of $800, if they complete the bootcamp and submit a lesson plan on data literacy, pending NSF approval.
or click the following URL
You will need to sign-in with a Gmail account to fill this application form.
The application is now closed.
The following link will take you to clone a copy of the R-notebook to your CoLab account. Use of CoLab will require an G-mail account.
|12/19 Sat, 10am -noon||Introduction to COVID19||Dr. Jeticia SistrunkDr. Mentewab Ayalew|
|12/19 Sat, 1:30pm-3:30pm||Introduction to CoLab and R coding||Dr. Hong Qin|
|12/20 Sun, 1:30pm-3:30pm||R coding for COVID19 analysis||Dr. Hong Qin|
|12/21, Mon, 1:30-3:30pm||Tutorial and working session on reports and presentations||led by TAs|
|12/22, Tue, 1:30-3:30pm||Tutorial on Video PresentationTutorial and working session on video recording.||Dr. Stephen ViaLed by TAs|
|12/23, Wed, 1:30-3:30pm||revise reports, practice presentation and making videos||led by TAs|
|1/11, Mon. 5pm.||Submission of reports and videos due.|
Photo/Video Release Form
Online Version: https://tinyurl.com/photo-release-2020Dec
PDF version: Phone-video-release-form.pdf
Student Reports & Presentations
Each student is encouraged to submit a written report and a video (up to 10 minutes) to present their analysis results. A suggested report and presentation outline include title, authors, abstract, introduction with description of hypothesis, method, analysis, results, and discussion. We recommend the videos be uploaded to YouTube as unlisted or public videos.
The submitted student report and presentation videos will be evaluated by a review panel. Tentatively, top 30 students will receive a stipend of $300. Stipend recipients must be citizens or permanent resident in USA.
Submission for Student Reports and Video Presentations:
We plan to support 15 high school teachers and community college faculty who are expected to complete the bootcamp activities, submit lesson plans or teaching modules on data literacy. Tentatively, each teacher/faculty will receive a stipend of $800 after completing the expected activities and submitting quality lesson plans. An additional classroom supply of $500 will be provided to each teacher to implement their lesson plans. Stipendrecipients must be citizens or permanent resident in USA.
Submission for Teacher Lesson Plans:
Written Report and Suggested Format:
A informative title, author, age, current grade level, school/university, location, conact email.
Abstract or summary (~150 words,)
Brief introduction on COVID19 and location of your study (~200 words)
Materials and Method (~ 200 words)
Results and Discussion (~ 200 words with figures. Try to tell an interesting story).
Conclusions (~100 words)
Please include the following sentence in your report. “This study is conducted during an online coding bootcamp supported by NSF 1852042, 1720215, and1761839 and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga”.
Dong E, Du H, Gardner L. An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time. Lancet Inf Dis. 20(5):533-534. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30120-1.
R Core Team (2014). R: A language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria. URL http://www.R-project.org/
Google, Inc. URL http://colab.research.google.com/
Sources for local policy and events
Video Presentation :
The format is quite flexible. It can be a TikTok video or a YouTube video.
Dr. Aylin Marz, Biology, Norfolk State University
Dr. Jennifer Boyd, Ecology, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Dr. Lin Li, Computer Science, Prairie View A&M University
Dr. Reinaldo Sanchez-Arias, Data Science, Florida Polytechnic University
Dr. Stephen Via, Biology, Norfolk State University
Mr. Zach McCoy, Programming and Digital Fabrication Teacher, STEM School Chattanooga
|Maxyn||F||Hallare||9th||Warwick High School, Newport News, VA|
|Thomas||E||Winston||9th||Thomas Jefferson Highschool for Science and Technology, Alexandria VA|
|Katie||M||George||10th||Chattanooga Center for Creative Arts|
|Adam||R.||Dembicki||10th||Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, VA|
|Anjali||R||Pagidi||11th||Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Herndon, Virginia, United States|
|May||J||Paek||11th||WT Woodson High School, Fairfax, Virginia|
|Lucas||Batista||11th||Lake Wales High School, Lake Wales, Florida|
|Nicholas||L||Djedjos||11th||The Mississippi School for Math and Science, Brandon, Mississippi, United States|
|Mika||Dennerline||11th||Walton High School, Marietta, Georgia|
|Haley||M||Bowman||12th||Brainerd High School, Chattanooga, TN|
|Zoe||Winston||12th||Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Virginia|
|Jacqueline||Wu||freshman||Rice University, Houston, Texas|
|Selin||S||Kaplanoglu||freshman||University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN|
|Rizwaan||R||Abdul Kadir||freshman||University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN|
|Mia||X.||Smith||sophomore||University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL|
|Amey||Sai||Maley||sophomore||Rice University, Houston, TX|
|Trinity||Young||junior||University of Tennessee Chattanooga|
|Frances||M||Aponte-Caraballo||senior||University of Puerto Rico in Cayey, Puerto Rico, USA|
|Austin||D||Clement||senior||Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA, USA|
|Rachel||Cruz-Perez||senior||University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|Cindy||Andujar||senior||University of Puerto Rico in Aguadilla, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico|
|Naomi||Cruz-Perez||senior||University of Puerto Rico – Rio Piedras|
|Gabriel||O||Pagan||senior||University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico|
|Kevin||Soto-Cedeño||senior||University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (UPR-Cayey)|
|Roberto||G||Diaz||senior||University of Puerto Rico at Bayamon, Bayamon, Puerto Rico|
This project has been partially supported by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, National Science Foundation Projects Career 1720215, BDSpoke 1761839, and REU 1852042.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.