The data sprint event is sponsored by LANL’s Information Science & Technology Institute and Community Partnerships Office, and will occur in summer 2022.

Call for Community Partner Organizations
We are seeking community partner organizations to participate in the Data Sprint. Interested organizations should have their own data, a related question or problem they would like to answer or solve, and at least one representative willing to participate in some planning activities as well as participating during the week of the data sprint. There is no charge for the organization to participate in the project.

Important Dates:
Application Deadline: February 7, 2022
Finalist Organization Interviews: February 14-17, 2022
Selected Community Partners Notified: February 25, 2022

Eligibility:
To be eligible to be a community partner, an organization should be a nonprofit, tribal, and/or non-Federal government entity located in one or more of the following northern NM counties: Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, or Taos. Organizations that applied to the 2021 data sprint are encouraged to re-apply.

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Example Projects

Here we describe the two successful projects from the 2021 Community Data Sprint. Note that these are just two examples, although they were extremely successful. We encourage applications to be creative in thinking about what problems they might solve with their own unique datasets. Learn more about last year’s projects here.

Example 1: Student Retention (Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe Community College)
LANL partnered with NNMC and SFCC to investigate student retention rates and risk factors. The colleges provided an extensive dataset on student performance and demographics, and asked whether certain types of students were at higher risk for not completing their degrees. A related question was whether there were any positive patterns in the data that indicated what additional resources the colleges might use to encourage student success.

Example 2: Impact and Diversity (Rocky Mountain Youth Corps)
LANL partnered with RMYC to investigate the organization’s overall impact in a quantitative way and to evaluate the effectiveness of recent diversity initiatives. RMYC provided a dataset including member demographics, programs completed, and pre-/post-program surveys. LANL data scientists provided quantitative metrics regarding program outcomes, as well as success rates of students belonging to under-represented groups.