Info Challenge Competition – Volunteer as a Mentor or Judge

Photo of college students competing at the annual Info Challenge

Calling all UMD Faculty, Staff, Alumni & Industry Partners!

The University of Maryland (UMD) Info Challenge is a week-long annual event that provides an opportunity for college students from across UMD and the state to compete in solving real-world problems using data provided by partner organizations. With hundreds of participating students each year, we need your help! Mentors and judges (or their organizations) are also acknowledged as event sponsors.

This event is hosted annually by UMD in late February. More information about signing up to volunteer as a mentor or judge at the 2023 event will be posted closer to the event.

Mentor Students

All UMD faculty and staff members, as well as alumni and industry/academy partners, who enjoy working with students are encouraged to participate as a mentor. No data or teaching background is needed – just an enthusiasm for helping students!

⇒ Mentor a student team of up to four participants
⇒ Attend the Kick-off Day on February XX, 2023, 9am-5pm @ the Student Union
⇒ Guide your team through the basic steps of problem-solving
⇒ Be available to your team by email throughout the week
⇒ Optional: Attend the Mentor & Judge Info Session on January XX, 2023 to learn more about how to be a mentor and mingle with other judges and mentors
⇒ Optional: Attend the Presentation & Awards Day on February XX, 2023 and cheer on your team as they present to the judges and other data enthusiasts

Mentor Registration Form Coming Soon

Judge Final Student Projects

Judges will evaluate the student teams’ final projects at the Presentation & Awards Day on February XX, 2023. UMD faculty and staff members, as well as alumni and industry/academy partners, who have data analysis experience and enjoy working with students are encouraged to participate as a judge.

⇒ Support an important opportunity for students
⇒ Network with faculty and industry members also interested in data
⇒ Optional: Attend the Mentor & Judge Info Session on January XX, 2023 to learn more about how to be a judge and mingle with other judges and mentors

Judge Registration Form Coming Soon

 

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