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Show off your data literacy skills — and win $$$ — at the GSU Undergraduate Get Data Lit! Contest!

Are you a GSU undergraduate student? Do you get annoyed with news/memes/opinions that are not backed up with any data/statistics, or that offer data/statistics that are questionable or misrepresented? Do you get fired up to look for data/statistics to refute what you’re seeing, or to verify it, or to explore it more deeply? If so…

The GSU Undergraduate Get Data Lit! Contest with $$$ prizes is for YOU!

$$$ Prizes $$$

  • 1st place: $100 Amazon gift card
  • 2nd place: $75 Amazon gift card
  • 3rd place: $50 Amazon gift card

Contest in a Nutshell:

  1. Aspiring contestants (GSU undergraduates only) find something they saw via social media/media that makes them want to take a deeper dive into data/statistics/scholarly research related to it.
  2. They find data/statistics/scholarly research sources to dig deeper into the item they picked – for example, sources to refute it, or verify it, or dig deeper into its nuances.
  3. They submit entries, and 10 are selected to compete in the contest.
  4. Contestants give 10-minute presentations on the Library’s CURVE interactWall, followed by 5 minutes of questions from the judges.
  5. Three contestants are awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes of Amazon gift cards, and all contestants are given certificates of participation.

HELP SESSIONS – February 10, 11, 12, 13, & 14, from 11:30am-12:30pm here in CURVE – See example presentations + get one-on-one help for your entry!