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Due to the recent Campus Wide in person class suspension and declared national emergency the DataFest 2020 is cancelled. 

What Is ASA DataFestTM?

American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFestTM is a celebration of data in which teams of undergraduates work "around the clock" to discover and share meaning in a large, rich, and complex data set. It is a nationally coordinated weekend-long data analysis competition and challenges students to find their own story to tell with the data that is meaningful to the data donor. Hard-working undergraduate students in any major are welcome!

Students work in teams of two to five to analyze a data set, which will be revealed at the opening kickoff of the DataFest at Mizzou event (DataFest video. https://youtu.be/M12Uquw1Pjc). After two days of intense data wrangling, analysis, and presentation design, each team is allowed a short presentation to impress a panel of judges. Participations are nation-wide but the competition is organized separately in each region.

ASA DataFest at Mizzou will be on April 3-4 this year. Please fill out the registration form by Friday March 13, 2020 11.59 pm for team signup or individual signup.

There will be friendly faculty and graduates as VIP consultants present during the event. This is for a collaboratory competition and they are there to help point you in the right direction.

We offer R workshops for you to prepare DataFest, and they will give you the chance to start working with some big data.

Please feel free to contact Prof. Suhwon Lee (LeeSuh@missouri.edu) with any questions.