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Summer Academy- The Global Mathematician Term 2 – Duke Youth Programs

Summer Academy- The Global Mathematician Term 2

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Duke Youth Programs

Date/Time: Jul 12 - 31, 2020     9:00am - 9:00pm
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $7,125.00
Registration deadline: Apr 15, 2020

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Certain mathematical skills can turn you into modern-age magicians able to predict the future … using data not crystal balls! All that’s needed is to know the magic behind the numbers. The Global Mathematician at Duke University takes students through a 3-week mathematical adventure in which they learn how to use mathematics to model real-world scenarios, analyze complex data-sets, and predict future trends. To conclude the academy, students will complete their own project using real-world data to analyze future risks and make recommendations to respond to these challenges. Participants who successfully complete their capstone project presentations will be automatically qualified for The Modeling the Future Challenge - a national math modeling and predictive analysis competition for high school students! Learn more about the competition here. Mathematics truly is a universal language, and now in the digital age, with technology becoming an ever present part of our lives, access to data and the ability to analyze it is becoming more and more important in all aspect of society. Non-profit organizations need to know how their projects are impacting their communities, governments need to know how their policies are changing life for their constituents, and companies need to know how their products are being received by their customers. The future is full of risks, but through mathematical modeling and data analytics, skilled mathematicians can predict what will happen in the future and help organizations navigate around potentially damaging outcomes. These skills are becoming ever more important to all types of organizations. Careers such as being an actuary or a data scientist are consistently ranked among the top sought-after, and top paid professions. During the three-week academy at Duke University, you will explore how actuaries, data scientists, and business leaders use math to predict the future. You will gain important skills in analyzing large data sets and creating mathematical models to help project future trends based on the available data. Through a series of increasingly complex and difficult real-world scenarios, you will be guided through the process of understanding how to use math to create real predictions about what will happen in the future, and will understand how to use those predictions to help their future careers and to help change the world!


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