Data Jam is an academic competition for high school students, which focuses on teaching about the use of big data to answer a research question. Students work with a team and a mentor from the University of Pittsburgh to formulate a research question, find publicly available data sets, analyze their data, and make data visualizations. In the spring, they create a poster and present their findings to a panel of judges who work with big data including IBM, Google, UPMC and the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- Who: Open to any OC student, regardless of math and statistics background
- When: Every Monday
- Where: Room J202
- Time: 2:40-3:15 p.m.
Please contact Mrs. Spalick (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Lodge (email@example.com) if you have any questions and are interested in joining Data Jam.
Oakland Catholic High School was proud to have a team place third in both the 2016 and 2021 competitions.