Info Challenge – Register to Compete

Photo of college students competing at the annual Info Challenge

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

The 2023 challenge is now over. Students, see below for registration information for the Feb 2024 challenge. 

The University of Maryland (UMD) Info Challenge is an annual week-long challenge late February where college students from four Maryland academic institutions solve real-world problems in the areas of data analytics, security, and design—using data provided by partner organizations such as Amazon Web Services, the National Cancer Institute, Booz Allen Hamilton, The Library of Congress, and the The  U.S. Department of Agriculture. View 2023 projects and winners here.

  • 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)
  • No prior data experience required!
  • Register individually to compete. You will later register your team or be assigned a team by IC23.
  • Select a challenge project provided by a partnering organization.
  • Use your creativity and analytical skills to solve the challenge.
  • Work with a mentor from a partnering organization.
  • Compete for exciting prizes and bragging rights.
  • This is a free event, including admission, swag, food, and prizes.

Students, register Nov 1 – Dec 15, 2023, 11:59 PM EST to participate in the Feb 2024 Challenge! 

Register (UMD College Park Students)

Register (UMBC Students)

Register (Montgomery College Students)

USNA Students will be contacted by USNA faculty with an invitation.

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

Important Dates & Event Schedule
Date Activity
Nov 1 – Dec 15, 2023 Student Participant Registration
Feb 5 – 9, 2024 Student Participant Confirmation
Feb 12 – 15, 2024 Team Registration
Feb 19 – 23, 2024 Teams Select Project
Feb 23, 2024 Team | Mentor | Dataset Announcement
Feb 24 (11am – 3pm) Kick-off Event
Feb 25 – Mar 1, 2024 Teams Work Remotely
Feb 29 (12pm) Team Abstracts Due 
Mar 2 (10am – 4pm) Finale Event: Judging | Showcase | Awards
Be a Student Volunteer!

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

Student Volunteer Info & Registration


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