Quantitative Methods Workshop
Non-MIT Undergraduates

Quantitative Methods Workshop

A seven-day intensive workshop designed to introduce students to quantitative tools and programming languages used to analyze experimental data in biology and neuroscience.

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Mentewab Ayalew, PhD

I encourage my students to attend the workshops, and have even attended myself. Students learn to solve biological problems using quantitative and computational approaches, and many can’t wait to take additional computer science courses after they return. They are exposed to new concepts, ideas, and ongoing research at MIT that challenge them to integrate quantitative thinking into their work. They also receive formal and informal advice about applying to graduate school.

Who Should Apply

  • Application is by invitation only
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  • A free 8-week version of this course is offered online through edX  
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Program Details

First week of January

  • Introduces programming languages such as MATLAB and Python
  • Introduces experimental approaches and tools such as fMRI, MEG, and Calcium imaging used to generate experimental data
  • Covers select topics in statistics, neuroscience, genomics, and cognitive science
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