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    High School Data Analytics Competition 2020

    The Hamline University School of Business is hosting its second annual data analytics competition on Friday, April 17, 2020. This one-day competition invites teams to compete for prizes ranging from $75 to $200.

    Competition Details

    Location: Hamline University’s Saint Paul campus
    Date: Friday, April 17, 2020
    Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
    Cost: Free. Limited number of teams accepted.


    There is increasing attention on bringing the data sciences into high school curriculum and this competition provides a unique way to get students excited about learning. See  http://www.startribune.com/mondern-high-school-math-should-be-about-data-science/564007152/ and  http://freakonomics.com/podcast/math-curriculum/. 

    Team Requirements

    Teams consist of three or four students. It is suggested each team have a faculty advisor to help the team approach the data and keep the team focused.

    Need help gathering a team? Download a poster.
    Color | Black and White

    Competition Format

    This is a two-phase competition that requires the team to analyze and glean insight into a specific data set. Initial data will be available mid-February. Teams will work on their own prior to the competition date and bring a poster or presentation deck (such as a PowerPoint) to the event to share their findings.

    Teams use their poster or presentation to present their finding to the judges in round 1. Teams will have approximately 10 minutes to present and answer questions from the judges. There will be an initial score based on round 1.

    Teams will then be given an additional related set of data to further analyze. They present their new findings and conclusions. The judges determine the final scores.

    Still have questions? Visit our FAQ page or email jlochner01@hamline.edu.