Welcome to the DataTools Program!

Hello DataTools Program Participants,

Our first meeting is on Saturday March 24. We start officially at 1:00 PM, but the door will be open and coffee and lunch will be ready by 12:45 PM, so be sure to get to TERC in time to settle in. You can find directions to TERC via the link below.

One purpose of this first meeting is for all of us to meet one another before we start to work together in the distance learning component of our program. The first teleconference online workshop is Tuesday March 27, 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM.

Another purpose is to provide you with more detailed information about the program, to answer your questions, and to learn as much as we can about you and your needs. We will also give you some of the software you will use in the program.

You may recall from the information on the DataTools Web site that middle school students will join us during a portion of the summer workshop so that you will have an opportunity to test and refine the investigations you develop. These students will actually be ones that you invite from your own schools. We are preparing the student recruitment and application materials now, and will get them to you soon. If two students from each school participate, you will have a fine opportunity to pilot test your work. We at TERC are also planning programs for these students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to make this an attractive opportunity for them. We will discuss this more on the 25th.

If you have a laptop computer that you can bring with you on the 25th, you may wish to do so. We will have some laptops available if you are not able to bring one.

We look forward to hearing from you. Please do not hesitate to call or send e-mail to any of us if you have questions about directions or anything else.

The DataTools Team

Click the link below for general directions for reaching TERC by T or by car:

Directions to TERC

TERC is located at 2067 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, in the Henderson Carriage Building, a large 5-story brick building between Hadley and Russell Streets. You can reach the parking lot behind the building by driving down Hadley Street. You can also drive down Russell Street, but you will have to look carefully for a marked driveway on your right, which leads to the parking lot. Park in the back right-hand corner of the parking lot, which is marked for TERC employees. Take the elevator to the second floor.

Getting Started with DataTools

Navigating the DataTools Web site

DataTools Program Goals

Preparing for the Teleconference Online Workshops

Three Key Data Analysis Tools