Whether your students focus on historical trends, scientific poetry, or creative mathematical visualizations, we want to support you and your students throughout this competition!
Familiarize yourself with the resources provided here.
Attend a workshop (optional!)
Register your students for the competition.
Don’t worry if you don’t know how many teams of students you’ll have or what they’ll be studying yet. Registering tells us that you’re planning to get involved and gives us a chance to help your teams out. This also helps us plan the Awards Expo and the contest judging.
Registrations are due online by April 24.
Submit parental consent forms.
Support your students in their projects.
We encourage you to register early and schedule a classroom visit with Cary educators, and to email us if you have any questions about the data or your projects.
Encourage your students to attend the Expo!
Travel scholarships are available for students who live more than 40 miles away and demonstrate financial need. Send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or questions about travel scholarships.
These worksheets and lessons may help students work through understanding Data Jam, choosing an appropriate dataset level, getting to know their datasets, and graphing their data.
Don't hesitate to reach out (email@example.com) with any questions that you or your students have about the competition or the individual datasets. Since most of the data were collected by Cary scientists, we can forward your questions to the appropriate person to get your students the most helpful answers about the science!
Feb 1 – Early registration deadline to receive in-class support.
April 24 – Competition registrations and parent/guardian consent forms due.
May 8 – Project submissions due online by 11:59pm EST.
May 31, 4:30-5:00 PM – Projects, including posters, to be dropped off at Cary Institute.
May 31, 5:00-7:00 – Data Jam Expo and Awards Ceremony at Cary Institute. All prizes awarded during the event.