Tag Archives: 2016

Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition

The 2016 Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) will be held at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota on April 2 and 3.

  • What is MUDAC?
    MUDAC is an intense 2-day analytics competition aimed at undergraduate students. Teams compete to solve a problem posed by an external organization.
  • Who can compete?
    Teams of 3 to 4 undergraduate students attending a school in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, or South Dakota
  • Why attend MUDAC?
    • A fun learning experience
    • Friendly competition
    • Teamwork
    • Meet others with similar inteests
    • Learn about data science/analytic careers
    • Practice preparing and giving a presentation
    • Cash prizes for winning
    • Door prizes

The competition also includes a panel discussion with some local data professionals. I am honored to be one of those panelists.

If you attend or teach at a university in the upper Midwest and you are interested in data science, you should strongly consider bringing a team to MUDAC. I hope to see you there.

Data Science for Social Good Fellowship 2016

Once again, Data Science for Social Good will be hosting a fellowship during the summer of 2016. They have a summer program that trains data scientists by having them work on important and impactful projects. The fellowship is paid and it lasts 12 weeks in Chicago, Illinois. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016, so you need to hurry if you are planning to apply. The projects vary every summer, but a list of potential and past projects include:

  • Education Enrollment
  • Government Spending
  • Energy Usage
  • Crime Prevention
  • Maternal Mortality
  • And many more….

Also, the program is looking for mentors. If you are an experienced data scientist in either academia or industry, you are encouraged to apply and spend your summer helping to work on some very important problems.