Fluor Sustainability Data Challenge

The Darla Moore School of Business Data Lab and the Center for Applied Business Analytics are now accepting applications for the Fluor Sustainability Data Challenge that will take place Friday, March 27, 5:00 - 8:00 pm and Saturday March 28, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm. Co-sponsored by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the student organization, Net Impact.

Students must apply online by February 25, 9:00 pm!

To apply, go to: http://moore.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahmjdpRP6686nJj

We will select 20-30 eager and data driven students to participate in this competition from all disciplines and place students on multidisciplinary teams. Sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (all data focused majors at U of SC are eligible to apply).

This is an excellent opportunity to hone your analytics, problem solving and team skills. The winning team will receive a $1,000 prize to be split among team members. The second prize winning team will receive a cash prize of $500

The event will challenge undergraduate and graduate students to develop an innovative strategy for manufacturers to reduce their C0² emissions. Data will be provided, but links to additional data will also be provided.

Fluor Corporation helps companies address sustainability challenges and issues, including the need to improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide more efficient supply chain and procurement methods and to design and build more environmentally friendly, efficient, and less costly manufacturing facilities. The team solutions will be judged on creativity, usability and technicality.

Data Challenge Goal: To develop recommendations for manufacturers on how they can reduce C0² emissions using data analytics to prove this approach is unique, cost-effective, technically sounds and implementable. Judges from Operations and Supply, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Fluor will evaluate each team’s recommendation and rate it on a judging rubric provided to each team at the kick-off event on March 3.

Questions? Please contact Linda Oldham at linda.oldham@moore.sc.edu with any questions or for more information about this event.