ASA DataFest 2024 @ CWRU

On April 12, 2024, 8 teams of undergraduate students gathered to dive into a large, complex, and very interesting data set. They had 48 hours to come up with interesting insights into the data and then present their findings to a panel of judges. The three judges this year were Allison Rajakumar, Director of Data Science & Statistics at The Lubrizol Corporation, Liangliang Zhang, Assistant Professor, Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences, CWRU, and Julia Dobrosotskaya, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics, CWRU. Students, mentors, and organizers had a lot of fun learning about the data, testing their knowledge in the DataDazzle!, figuring out ways to analyse the data, taking breaks to run in scavenger hunts, and enjoying each others company and the food.
All the teams came up with amazing insights into the data. After a very hard deliberation, the judges chose to award the following teams:
Best Visualization: Team of Legends. Team members: Tingting Zhang and Shuheng Kong
Best Insight: Ryan. Team members:  Ryan Pollak
Best Use of External Data: MRHA Solutions. Team members: Mark Shteyn and Hudson Rha
Congratulations to all!