Info Challenge Summer Camp

Are you a high schooler in the state of Maryland, interested in data analytics, and want to build your college resume? This free week-long data analysis summer camp hosted by the University of Maryland is for you!

Each year, high school students from across the state learn about data analytics as they compete to solve real-world information challenges in the Info Challenge Summer Camp.

Information Challenge Summer Camp

⇒ No previous data analysis experience is necessary!
⇒ Students will work in teams to solve a real-world problem by analyzing a dataset provided by a professional organization. They will receive formal instruction and work with a mentor.
⇒ Students will learn how to approach a formal problem statement, use Tableau to conduct data analysis, and create a meaningful visualization to share their results.
⇒ At the end of the week, each team will present their final project to a panel of judges. The top teams will be awarded prizes.
 
 

Schedule

Students will have the option of attending an in-person summer camp week or a virtual summer camp week, to each be held in July 2023. More details about the schedule will be posted prior to March 2023.

A typical daily schedule:

10:00am – Review of Daily schedule
10:05am – Instruction (ex. Understanding a problem statement, Introduction to Tableau)
10:30am – Team work based on the instruction
12:30pm – Campus activity (ex. tour the Stamp student union, visit a dorm)
1:00pm – Lunch
2:00pm – Instruction (ex. Incorporating additional datasets, Displaying the results)
2:30pm – Team work based on the instruction
3:00pm – Break
3:15pm – Instruction (ex. Creating an analysis plan, Telling the data story)
3:45pm – Team work based on the instruction
4:45pm – Daily Wrap-up and tomorrow’s plan

Information Session About the Info Challenge Summer Camp 2022

How to Apply

⇒ Complete the Info Challenge Summer Camp application form between March 20 – June 1, 2023
⇒ There are limited number of spots available for the summer camp, so apply early!
⇒ You will be contacted within 3-5 business days after completing the form to confirm we have received your application.
⇒ You will be notified by June 6, 2023 if you have been accepted to attend the Info Challenge Summer Camp 2023.

A link to the 2023 application will be posted here prior to March 20, 2023.

Sponsor & Support

The Info Challenge Summer Camp is made possible by the support of the University of Maryland and generous donors. Donations of any size are welcome. Even $10 provides lunch for a participating student.

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This summer camp provides invaluable resume building, data science experience, confidence building, and networking experience to Maryland high school students. 100% of donations go directly to support the students and camp costs.

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 infochallenge@umd.edu to discuss how we can best acknowledge you and/or your organization for your gift.

 

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