gManZboy writes "Given the anticipated shortage of data scientists, some high school educators have jumped in to expose students to big data concepts. One example: A Montana high school is using a team-based challenge, with one prize being a scholarship, to get students interested in big data opportunities at University of Montana, and hopefully, big data careers. "High school kids are proposing [projects] that are as good as I'm seeing in college," says one of the project leaders. What computer science and analytics building block skills can high schools teach future data scientists?"
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