Fall Data Challenge for Students
September 20, 2018
Launched last year with the Police Data Challenge, the This is Statistics fall contest is an annual tradition. Each seasonal event engages students to explore datasets on an important hot topic, putting their statistics skills to work on a real-life issue.
What is this year’s focus? More details will follow soon!
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