Info Challenge Summer Camp

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Are you a high schooler in the state of Maryland, interested in data analytics, and want to build your college resume?

Join us for a week-long data analysis summer camp hosted by the University of Maryland! Each year, high school students from across the state learn about data analytics as they solve real-world information challenges in the Info Challenge Summer Camp.

  • No previous data analysis experience necessary!
  • Work in teams to solve a real-world problem by analyzing a dataset. You will receive formal instruction and you will get to work with a College of Information Studies student mentor.
  • Learn how to approach a formal problem statement, use Tableau to conduct data analysis, and create a meaningful visualization to share results.
  • Present final projects to a panel of judges at the end of the week. Top teams will be awarded prizes!

Both in-person and virtual options available!

Dates, Locations, Costs

Session 1: In-person at The University of Maryland, College Park: July 10 – 14, 2023 (Cost: $300) Session 1 is now full

Session 2: In-person at The University of Maryland, College Park: July 17 – 21, 2023 (Cost: $300)

Session 3: Virtual July 24 – 28, 2023 (Cost: $200)

Apply to Attend by May 1

There are a limited number of camp spots available, so apply early!

  • Complete the Info Challenge Summer Camp application form between September 20 – May 1, 2023.
  • Acceptance notification by May 5, 2023.
  • Once you are accepted, you will be given access to officially register for the Info Challenge Summer Camp and provide a deposit (if you haven’t received a scholarship). Deposits are due by May 15, 2023.

Apply to Attend Summer Camp

Note: Session 1, July 10 – 14, 2023, is now full and no longer accepting applications. 

Daily Schedule Example

10:00am – Review of Daily schedule
10:05am – Instruction (ex. Understanding a problem statement, Introduction to Tableau)
10:30am – Teams work on information problem based on instruction
12:00pm – Guest Lecture: Information Professional from Meta (Facebook’s Parent Company)
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Instruction (ex. Incorporating additional datasets, Displaying the results)
2:30pm – Teamwork based on the instruction
3:00pm – Campus activity (ex. tour the Stamp student union) and snacks
4:00pm – Teams work on information problem
4:50pm – Daily Wrap-up and tomorrow’s plan

Sponsor & Support

We need your support! Info Challenge Summer Camps are made possible by the generous support of donors.

100% of donations go directly to support student campers learning about data analysis while seeking solutions to critical practical and societal problems. Even $10 provides lunch for a participating student.

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If you would like to discuss making a larger gift ($500 and above) and being a participating or named sponsor of the event, please email us at to discuss how we can best acknowledge you and/or your organization for your gift.

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