The Winona State University Department of Mathematics and Statistics will host the Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC) Saturday and Sunday, April 5-6, on the Winona State campus.

The competitions, started by the faculty in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics three years ago, brings together nearly 100 students from colleges and universities across the Midwest. Teams of undergraduate students and their advisors will utilize data analysis skills to solve a data analytics problem for Fastenal Corporation. Participants work over an intense 24-hour period to complete an analysis, provide a written summary of their findings and present their outcomes to business analytics representatives from Fastenal.

More than $1,000 in prize money will be given away at MUDAC 2014.

A team from WSU won first place in the MUDAC 2012 and second place at MUDAC 2013. Many alumni return to Winona State University to assist with this event.

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