Info Challenge – Register to Compete

Students competing in the Info Challenge

Are you creative? Analytical? Have a knack for solving complex problems?

IC24 Participant Registration is closed. 

The University of Maryland (UMD) Info Challenge is an annual week-long challenge held in late February where college students from four Maryland academic institutions solve real-world problems in the areas of data analytics, security, design, and project management (NEW for IC24).

  • This is a free event, including admission, swag, food, and prizes.
  • Must be a college student at: University of Maryland College Park (UMCP), University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Montgomery College, or the United States Naval Academy (USNA)

Logos for UMD, Naval Academy, UMBC, and Montgomery College

  • No prior data experience required!
  • Must register individually to compete. Team registration will be offered only to those students who have individually registered.
  • Select a challenge project provided by a partnering organization.
  • Use your creativity and analytical skills to solve the challenge.
  • Attend lectures about how to use data analytics tools.
  • Compete for exciting prizes and bragging rights and engage in enriching educational experiences.
Important Dates & Event Schedule
Date Activity
Jan 17 – Feb 7, 2024 Student Participant Individual Registration
Feb 10 – Feb 17, 2024 Student Team Registration (only for individuals registered by Feb 8)
Feb 19 – Feb 22, 2024 Student Teams Select Challenges
Feb 24 (10am – 3pm) Kick-off Day
Feb 25 – Mar 2, 2024 Teams work remotely
Feb 29, 2024: 12noon Team Abstracts Due
Mar 2, 2024: 10am-2pm Judging Day
Mar 2, 2024: 2pm Showcase Event (invite your family and friends!)
Mar 2, 2024: 3pm Awards Ceremony (streaming live on YouTube!)
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Be a Student Volunteer!

Are you a student who is interested in Info Challenge but not quite ready to participate? Be a Student Volunteer!


As a Student Volunteer you will:

  • Provide you an opportunity to participate in the Info Challenge as a supporter by helping with a variety of tasks such as checking in participants, handing out information, serving food, setting up and cleaning up.
  • Assist the IC team before and throughout the challenge timeframe.
  • Network with information professionals by interacting with partners and sponsors during the challenge activities.

Benefits of volunteering:

  • The satisfaction of helping to provide this valuable opportunity to challenge participants from across the state.
  • Enhance your resume with volunteer, teamwork, and events planning experience.
  • Free meals and a sporty volunteer t-shirt!

Student Volunteers must attend the IC24 Virtual Volunteer Info Session on February 6, 2024 from 5-6pm.


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