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.

Thanks so much for being on the panel. My students found it very helpful and your contributions helped make the event fantastic!

Peter,

Thank you very much. I am glad your students enjoyed it and found it useful. I just posted a blog from my talk I gave to the Winona State undergraduates the day before MUDAC. Your students might find it useful as well.

http://101.datascience.community/2016/04/19/getting-started-with-data-science-specialties/

Thank you,

Ryan