The 2023/2024 Data and Society Challenge is a competition open to all 11th and 12th grade school students in the Commonwealth of Virginia interested in learning about data science. Individuals and teams of up to 5 are encouraged to participate. The competition is designed to raise awareness and interest in pursuing data science as a possible course of study and a career path. The University of Virginia's School of Data Science is hosting the competition in partnership with the Academic Data Science Alliance and PredictioNN.
This year's theme is "Applying Data Science to Solve Societal Problems," and students will engage with a fair lending data science challenge. The challenge, designed by PredictioNN, will expose them to data science methods across the four domains of data science as envisioned by the UVA School of Data Science: analytics, systems, design, and value.