<run>:\the\world Machine Learning Virtual Summer Camp

For High School Students

Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 24

machine learning

Have you ever wondered:
How does Netflix know what movies you like?
How does your phone know what to suggest in your next text?
How do professional sports teams draft players with statistics?

Join us at camp to learn about the answers to questions like these and more!

  • Use the Python programming language to analyze social networks and data that can be found around us on a daily basis.
  • Apply machine learning algorithms to projects of your choice.
  • Meet a new guest speaker every day! Hear how machine learning methods are used by local companies and how their work makes a difference in the world.

This is a unique opportunity to connect with other high school students who share the same interests, and learn cool programming and math techniques that make a difference in the world. 

2019 Camper Quotes:

“I really liked how we learned about machine learning for the first 3 days  and then got to apply our learned knowledge on a collaborative project”

“Starting on Wednesday, the dive into algorithms and more complex data  visualizations was very interesting.”

“I enjoyed figuring out how to use different techniques in python, as well as talking to the instructors one-on-one.”

 “My favorite part was getting to work on the projects. Interacting with the data was a very cool  experience…… it was amazing to meet new people  who shared diverse backgrounds but also similar interests”

"The camp was a great experience for me because it allowed me to meet other females in STEM, motivated me to pursue a minor in CompSci, and was where I met my mentor. The camp was at the perfect level of rigor and I learned a lot in a condensed amount of time."

Location:  Virtual Learning Platform  
Date: Monday - Friday, July 20 - 24, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


  • You should be entering 11th or 12th grade. 
  • You have to be interested in exploring the area of machine learning!

Cost: Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors, we are able to offer the <run>:\the\world Machine Learning camp at a low fee of $75, charged upon confirmation of admission.  A fee waiver is available upon request.

Application Information:

Registration Deadline is June 15, 2020

Students selected to participate in the program will be notified by
June 19, 2020

Camp is now at full capacity

If you would like to be on the waiting list, please contact Robin Dixon at rdixon@umn.edu

Volunteers: People and corporations interested in volunteering at the camp should contact Gary Hatfield at garyh@umn.edu or Robin Dixon at rdixon@umn.edu. Volunteer opportunities include supporting camper teams while they work on their projects and attending their presentations.  Volunteers must have experience explaining technical machine learning concepts to lay audiences and must have a track record of engaging young populations in interactive educational content.

Funding: To make a financial contribution that give all students access to this important learning opportunity, contact Laurie Derechin at lderechi@umn.edu.  

Communications: We are excited about developing this camp in future years and want to start building awareness about the program now. Please contact Amanda Schwartz at aschwa@umn.edu with any publicity opportunities.