I'm a teacher/team advisor. Am I required to participate in one of the workshops in order to have my students participate?
No. These workshops are optional and are provided to support you as you support your students.
I’m a teacher/team advisor. Are Cary Institute educators available to help?
Yes. Cary Institute educators are available for classroom visits to introduce the data jam and get students started on their projects. Educators are also available by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m a teacher/team advisor. What should I do if my students’ team information changes after I submitted it on the online registration form?
Please use the team information sheet to submit changes to student names, project titles, project needs, etc. We ask that you aim to finalize all team changes by submitting your team information sheet no later than April 30th.
I'm a student. Can I register and participate independently of my teacher or class?
Yes. Any middle or high school student or student team is eligible to participate. You do not have to register through your teacher. You do, however, need to have an adult represent your team as a team advisor. This can be a parent or another trusted adult.
I’m a student. Do I have to submit a YouTube video for scientist feedback?
No. Submitting a YouTube video for scientist feedback is optional and will not affect your chances of winning the competition. This is your opportunity show off the beginnings of your project, discuss the trends and comparisons you have observed in your chosen data set(s), ask questions, and get answers from a Cary Institute scientist. We have provided instructions for uploading a private video to YouTube.