An annual summer school takes place for VADA students consisting of a student-led research conference, Big Data Challenge and professional skill building sessions (R, Tableau, Python). Key note speakers and panel discussions from professional data scientists are also featured.
The objectives of the summer school are:
- To advance skills in the analysis and presentation of complex health data to diverse audiences;
- To develop and enhance professional skills that focus on collaboration, project management, and entrepreneurism;
- To facilitate networking with peers, industry experts, and leading researchers in the field.