Applications are now open for the HIT in the CLE High School Data Science Competition, coming up on March 14 and 21 at Case Western Reserve University. This competition is open to Cuyahoga County high schoolers and is part of BioEnterprise’s Health IT (HIT) in the CLE initiative, which strives to give more Northeast Ohio students access to computer and data science instruction and show them the potential of a career in health IT.
Whether you’re a teacher, parent or student, all you have to do is round up a team of 5 students from your school to form a team, then apply here. You’ll be matched up with mentors from Northeast Ohio health IT companies to help you analyze a fun data set and present your team’s approach in front of the group. Data fun awaits, along with some great prizes for the winning teams!
WHAT: HIT in the CLE High School Data Science Competition
WHEN: March 14 (9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and March 21 (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Case Western Reserve University Strosacker Auditorium, 2125 Adelbert Road, Cleveland
WHO: Open to all Cuyahoga County high school students. Teams of 5 will compete, accompanied by a teacher or other chaperone. Each team will be assigned mentors from area health IT companies who will guide you through the process.
WHY: There’s high demand for talented software developers and data scientists in Northeast Ohio, with starting salaries often ranging from $60,000 to $70,000 for workers with an undergraduate degree. HIT in the CLE works to create a diverse pipeline for these rewarding and high-paying jobs, and show young people a career path they might not otherwise know about!
MORE INFORMATION: Grady Burrows, Director of Health IT Talent Initiatives, firstname.lastname@example.org