The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has announced the Hudson Data Jam competition, an opportunity for students in grades 4-12 to explore ecological datasets, creatively communicate the stories they tell, and win cash prizes.
Students can participate individually or in groups – from two children working together, up to a whole class. Projects will be judged by scientists, artists, and educators. Cash prizes will be awarded for the top elementary, middle school, and high school projects. Register by February 22nd, 2022 to participate.
The 2022 Hudson Data Jam is 100% virtual, with many opportunities for interactive support. Cary Educators will be hosting a series of webinars and workshops to guide advisors and students through the Data Jam experience. There will be four sessions for advisors, and one especially for students. These virtual presentations will help advisors and students learn about competition basics, data analysis techniques, using creative media to tell science stories, and more.
One-on-one drop-in support sessions for students will also be offered. Registered Data Jam participants are invited to sign-up for a 15-minute session to ask questions about their data analysis and creative projects.
Webinars + Workshops for Data Jam Advisors:
Webinar: February 8th from 4-5 pm – Junior Data Jam – Exploring Ecological Data with Elementary Learners
Workshop: February 9th from 4-6 pm – Hudson Data Jam – Data Basics for Educators and Student Advisors
Webinar: February 10th from 4-5 pm – Data Jam Educator Exchange
Workshop: February 15th from 4-6 pm – Hudson Data Jam – TUVA Tutorial for Educators and Student Advisors
Webinar & Drop-in Support Sessions for Data Jam Students:
Webinar: February 16th from 4-5 pm – Hudson Data Jam: Mixing Art & Science – Creative Brainstorming for Students
Virtual ‘Drop-in’ Support for Students
Tuesdays + Thursdays: February 7th through March 3rd from 4-6 pm
Cary Institute educator Ashley Alred will be available to support student inquiries about their data analysis or creative project. These sessions will be offered on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from February 7th through March 3rd. Students will need to register for a specific 15-minute time slot at least 24 hours in advance.
Competition Deadlines & Dates
February 22nd, 2022 – Competition registrations and parent/guardian consent forms due.
March 8th, 2022 – Project submissions due online by 11:59 pm EST.
March 31st, 2022 – Virtual Data Jam Awards Ceremony & Celebration. All prizes will be awarded during the virtual event.
For more information about the competition, webinars, or drop-in sessions, visit the Hudson Data Jam website or email Ashley Alred at email@example.com.