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ICME Fundamentals of Data Science Workshops 2023 FAQ

Please note: FAQ will be updated as needed. 

Q: When is the last day to register for a workshop? 

A: The last day to register for a specific workshop is five business days (120 hours) before the start of the workshop. For example, the registration for the Introduction to Statistics workshop starting on Monday, July 24 would close on Wednesday, July 19 at 11:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). To see the full schedule of workshops, please click here

Q: How will I be able to log in to my workshop(s)? 

A: Zoom instructions will be emailed at least one business day prior to each workshop.

Q: Is there a limited number of spaces available for each workshop? 

A: Although the workshops are virtual, we have limited the space available in each workshop because they are designed to be interactive and allow ample time for interaction with the faculty. We recommend that you register as soon as possible, and no later than Saturday, July 29 to ensure that you have a spot in all the workshops of your choice. 

Q. How do I register for the ICME Summer Workshops? 

A: All participants will register via Eventbrite. The registration link will be updated in the coming weeks.

Q: Are the ICME summer workshops open to everyone? 

A: These workshops are available to anyone who is over the age of 18. In addition to being open to the Stanford University community (students, faculty, staff, etc.), the workshops are open to students and faculty from other universities, community colleges, corporate partners, and the general public.

Q: Are there any prerequisites for the workshops? 

A: Yes, each workshop will have its own set of prerequisites. Please check the course description prior to enrolling. The prerequisites will vary depending on the workshop and the content. Please visit our website for details.

Q: Will the workshops be recorded? 

A: Yes, the workshops will be recorded and accessible to registrants for sixmonths after the Summer Workshop Series is over.

Q: When are the workshops offered? 

A: A total of 14 workshops will be offered from July 24 through August 10, 2023. Each workshop will consist of two half-day sessions. Workshops scheduled in the morning will take place from 8-11 am PDT and afternoon workshops from 1-4 pm PDT.

To see our full schedule of workshops, please visit our website

Q: If I am an industry ICME Partner, how do I register? 

A: Employees from ICME Partner organizations should follow the instructions in the email invitation to qualify for the exclusive partner discount. Reach out to if you have not received the email invitation.

Q: How can I confirm if I am an ICME Partner? 

A: ICME’s educational affiliate logos are listed here. If you would like to confirm, please contact

Q: How much does each workshop cost?

Each workshop costs $500. Discounts are available for students, academic faculty and staff, and ICME partner institutions.

Q: What are the available discounts? 

A: Discounted registrations are available to the following groups, with per-workshop fees:

Students (Stanford and non-Stanford) (with proof of status)


Staff, Faculty, Postdocs (Stanford and other academic institutions) 


ICME Partners (corporate and national labs):


General Public


If you believe you qualify for a discount and have not received an email with instructions for obtaining one, please email

Q: Are these workshops available to students under the age of 18?

A: Unfortunately not. We are unable to accommodate students under the age of 18.

Q: Are discounts available? 

A: Yes, discounts are available under special circumstances. If you believe you qualify for a discount and have not received an email with instructions for obtaining one, please reach out to

Q: I am eligible for a discount under one of the categories you outlined. Can the discount be extended to friends and family? 

A: Registration discounts cannot be extended to anyone who isn’t eligible on their own. 

Q: Are these workshops Staff Training Assistance Program (STAP) eligible? 

A: Yes, for those of you joining us from the Stanford community, these workshops are STAP eligible! For more information about STAP funds, please click here

Q: Are the workshops refundable? 

A: All sales are final, non-transferable, and non-refundable. 

Q: Will attendance be taken for the workshops? 

A: Your attendance will ensure that you qualify for the 2023 ICME Summer Workshop certification. 

Q: How can I qualify for the ICME Summer Workshops Certification? 

A: Attendees will be eligible for two types of certifications. Every participant who attends a workshop and completes the evaluation at the end will receive a Certificate of Completion.

In addition, participants looking to gain a broad knowledge base may work towards the ICME Fundamentals of Data Science Certificate. The Fundamentals certificate requires the completion of at least four workshops, one of which needs to be SWS 05 (Privacy & Responsible AI) or SWS 06 (Applications of Data Science). We strongly recommend that attendees wishing to attain the Fundamentals certificate also complete SWS 07 (Python for Data Science). Note that anyone arriving with no previous Python experience should complete SWS 02 (Introduction to Python) before enrolling in SWS 07.

Q: What is the benefit of receiving a certificate?

A: Our workshops are designed to provide attendees with hands-on experience(s) that contribute to their understanding of the fundamentals of data science and can be applied to their careers and/or research. Through earning a certificate, participants can tangibly demonstrate knowledge, experience, credibility, and confidence in their respective field or discipline by adding additional skills to their resume and LinkedIn profile. 

Q: Can I combine classes from previous ICME Summer Workshops with classes from the current year to obtain the certificate? 

A: All of the workshops must be completed within the same summer to qualify for the certification.

Q: When will I receive my ICME Summer Workshop Certification?

A: Certificates for qualifying attendees will be emailed by early September.