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Virtual Summer Data Camp

An introduction to coding and presentation


Course Overview

Data is at the core of business today, driving every major decision that a company makes. With companies collecting and generating more data than ever before, you need to understand how to manage data and make sense of it!

Our Summer Data Camp is a virtual four-week program that helps you develop the skills to work with data in real-world experiences. Attendees can get the data analytics skills to start coding without any previous experience.

We will cover coding in Stata, R, visualization with Tableau, and the importance of presentations and storytelling with data. Participants will learn the technical skills from top academics and get connected to industry leaders through our speaker series.

A certificate recognizing effort and participation will be provided upon completion of the four modules.



Early Bird Registration: $150*
Late Registration: 

Must register by May 15, 2021 to receive the early bird registration rate



Dates: July 5 - July 30, 2021

Course content is delivered in an online and asynchronous format but includes one hour of online synchronous discussion per week, through our speaker series.



  1. How many hours should I allocate to this per week? This is an asynchronous virtual program where you should allocate 5 to 10 hours per week. Each week there is one synchronous hour of connections with a guest speaker.
  2. What software do I need? All software and tools will be made available to participants.
  3. Will there be an opportunity to ask instructor questions? There will be TA office hours and some instructor office hours during the week for people interested in asking questions directly to the instructor however the majority of the program is asynchronous in nature.
  4. Are there scholarships available? There are some scholarships available that are provided based on need and through faculty recommendation. Reach reach out to for more information.
  5. What topics will be covered? We will cover; importing data, data management, data description, data summary, data visualization, best practices, best practices during presentations, and how to communicate more effectively as an economics/business student. 


Each week of the Summer Data Camp there will be one synchronous hour of connections with a guest speaker. Below are the currently scheduled times and speakers:

  • Friday, July 9 | 12PM - 1PM (Nate Thompson)
  • Friday, July 16 | 12PM - 1PM (Reds MLB Team)
  • Friday, July 23 | 12PM - 1PM (Mather Economics Consulting)
  • Thursday, July 29 | TBA

Meet the Instructors

Emily Marshall

Dr. Emily Marshall
Associate Professor of Economics at Dickinson College

Coding with Stata

Courtney Conrad

Courtney Conrad 
Data Services Specialist at Princeton University 

Coding with R

Darshak Patel

Dr. Darshak Patel
Senior Lecturer of Economics at University of Kentucky

Data Visualization with Tableau

Brandon Sheridan

Dr. Brandon Sheridan
Assistant Professor of Economics at Elon University

Storytelling with Data


Course Outline

➤ Week 1: Intro to Coding with Stata

➤ Week 2: Intro to Coding with R

➤ Week 3: Data Visualization with Tableau

➤ Week 4: Storytelling with Data




Contact Us

Abdullah Al-Bahrani

Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani
Associate Professor of Economics
Director of the Center for Economic Education

Call: (859) 572-5799