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Fall Data Challenge: Fight Food Insecurity!

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Fall Data Challenge: Fight Food Insecurity!

This is Statistics announces its sixth annual Fall Data Challenge, a national contest for high school and undergraduate students to apply their statistical and data visualization skills to examine a relevant and timely topic, and demonstrate the real-world impact of data.

This year’s theme, Fight Food Insecurity, will tackle the increasing challenge of food scarcity and insecurity in the United States. According to the US Department of Agriculture, there are “as many as 30 million adults and 12 million children living in a household where they may not always get enough to eat.”

Students will work in teams to apply their statistical skills to analyze real-world food insecurity data and make recommendations to combat this critical issue.

The contest will be open for submissions from Oct. 11 through Nov. 7, at 11:59 PM EST.

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American Statistical Association
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2021
Deadline: Nov 07, 2021