2024 TXST Open Datathon Winners

2024 Datathon Competition

Student teams of 1 to 4 investigated open data related to a specified research challenge, formulated a research question, and developed insights, potential solutions, and recommendations based on their findings. Special thanks to our campus partners, the TXST Center for Analytics and Data Science (CADS) and the Office of Data, Analytics & Institutional Research.

Winning team before presentation
Students listening to MC at kickoff event
Datathon illustration
2nd place presenter
Judges waiting to go to work
students meet to form team
Team 2 presentation
students working before presentation
Dr. Xuan Zhou helps student participant
students working on final presentation
Team 4 presentation
Team 6 presentation

Winning Teams

Awards were presented for first through third place.

First Place Winners

Winning team pictures with library director, Dr. Kelly Visnak
Jennifer Gross, Dr. Kelly Visnak, Max Garza

The team of Jennifer Gross & Max Garza selected the Educational Technology challenge topic and presented: Educational Technology Resources, Challenges, And Effects on Student Learning in K-12 Schools.

Second Place Winner

2nd place winner
James Pavlicek and Dr. Kelly Visnak

James Pavlicek selected the Open Data Solutions for Bobcat Community challenge topic and presented: Analyzing Texas State Public Universities Retention Rate.

Third Place Winners

Team 1 presentation
Taylor Ranson and Evan Ortiz

The team of Evan Ortiz and Taylor Ranson chose the Open Data Solutions for Bobcat Community topic and presented: From Texas to the Cosmos: The James Webb Telescope, Open Source, and the Bobcat's Stellar Journey.

2024 Datathon Participants

Congratulations to participants who successfully completed the challenge and gave great presentations of their work at the 2024 TXST Open Datathon.

Shivendra Bhagat

Samrakshan Rijal

Shreejal Bhattarai

Sumit Sah

Ashley Ogbolu

Emily Guajardo

Blessing Adeyinka

Ryan Faxigue

Diego Lechuga

Chioma Akaluso

Alex Syzov

Kusum Bhattarai Sharma

Saksham Adhikari

Bonny Amin

2024 TXST Open Datathon Projects

Find projects and datasets from the 2024 competition in our repositories.