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 University of Maryland (UMD) Info Challenge is an annual week-long challenge late February where college students from across 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.

⇒ Team up with up to 3 other students. Choose your own 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.
⇒ No prior data experience required!
⇒ This is a free event, including admission, swag, food, and prizes.

Register (Opens Nov 1st) 

Mark your calendar!

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 IC23 Virtual Volunteer Info Session on February 7, 2023 from 5-6pm. 

Student Volunteer Registration

 

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