Truman Teams Win Major Awards in DataFest Competition

Statistics and computer science students competed virtually in the American Statistical Association DataFest, April 9-11.

DataFest is a nationwide competition for undergraduates with the goal of analyzing a big data set provided by a corporate or non-profit sponsor. It provides students with an opportunity to learn valuable skills that can help prepare for the job market. Students received a large dataset and were given less than 48 hours to create a video that tells a story from the data, complete with statistical analysis and interesting visualizations. These videos were reviewed by a panel of real-world experts who selected winners in several categories.

Truman participated in the ASA DataFest Mid-Mo competition, hosted by the University of Missouri, and was represented by two teams. Each team won a major award with one team earning Best in Show, while the other was recognized for Best Visualization.

“El Grupo” team members (pictured from left) Kyla Brown, Mark Van Coutren, Josh Gray, Jeremy Kline and Devin Gobble won Best in Show at DataFest 2021.

“Bulldogs” team members (pictured from left) Andrew Schrautemeier, Long Tran, Spencer Black and Quinn Mortimore earned Best Visualization at DataFest 2021.
Previous Next