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?

Student registration is now closed for the 2023 Challenge.

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. The 2023 event will take place February 25 – March 4. View 2023 projects 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, 2022, 11:59 PM EST to participate in the 2023 Challenge! 

Register (UMCP Students)

Register (UMBC Students)

Register (Montgomery College Students)

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

Important Dates & Event Schedule
Date Activity
Nov 1 – Dec 15, 2022 Student Participant registration
Jan 26 – Feb 5, 2023 Student Participant Confirmation
Feb 7 – 13, 2023 Team Registration
Feb 17 – 20, 2023 Teams Select Project
Feb 23, 2023 Team | Mentor | Dataset Announcement
Feb 25, 2023 (11am – 3pm) Kick-off Event
Feb 26 – Mar 3, 2023 Teams Work Remotely
Mar 2, 2023 (12pm) Team Abstracts Due 
Mar 4, 2023 (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! 

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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