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Using Health and Social Data to Predict Student Success: A Data Competition: Sponsors and Funding

This guide contains tips, tutorials, and information for participants competing in a datathon, or data competition, that examins student health and social data to predict student success.


Scholarship Prizes for winning submissions are as folllows:
1st place: $500;
2nd place: $350;
3rd place: $150
Thank you to our project sponsors: Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies and Purdue University Discovery Park!

Funding Statement

This project is funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine Data (Purdue IRB Protocol #190402204). The purpose of this study is to understand student motivation for participation in extracurricular data challenges and to understand rates of attrition in biomedical data challenges. We do not believe that participation in this study will pose a heightened risk to subjects. We may contact participants for in-person interviews. Participants who participate in in-person interviews will be compensated. 

Please contact Professor Bethany McGowan at with questions.