Concordia’s data analytics team took first place at the 2014 Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition at Winona (Minn.) State University.
Team members are Bryce Frentz '14, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Megan Menth '14, Hutchinson, Minn.; Erin Twohy '14, St. Cloud, Minn.; and Tom Dukatz '16, Eagan, Minn.
The team, coached by Dr. John Reber, assistant professor of mathematics, competed against a total of 23 teams from 14 schools including Carleton, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Iowa State and University Wisconsin-Madison.
The team received sales and economic data from a construction and manufacturing supply company, Fastenal. Team members had 24 hours to analyze the data and make business recommendations to a group of Fastenal representatives.
Each team presented a solution in a two-page written report and an eight-minute oral presentation. This year’s problem involved forecasting time series data.
This is the third year of the competition.