Volunteer to mentor students at Hack for Health, April 26-28

The Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute (NMDSI), the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin (CTSI) will host an inaugural multicampus Hack for Health. 

During the hackathon, students will collaborate in teams to address the challenge “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and its Impact on Risk of Cancer.” Please share the registration link with your students and encourage them to participate. 

Mentors needed 

Over the course of the hackathon, students will have access to medical and data science experts who will serve as mentors. We are currently seeking volunteers to fill these roles. Below you will find a brief description of the mentor role: 

  • Oversee students as they work in teams, be available to offer advice, guidance, general expertise, and answer questions 
  • Time commitment expectations: 
    • Meet with your team ahead of the hackathon (in-person or virtually) 
    • Attend the kick-off event (Wednesday, April 26, at 9 a.m. at MCW/virtual)  
      • In-person attendance is preferred for mentors 
    • Be available by email/phone April 26-28 as students are working 
    • Attend the judging session (Friday, April 28, at noon at MCW/virtual) 
      • In-person attendance is preferred for mentors 

Note that there is a specific ticket option for mentors. We ask that mentors register no later than Wednesday, April 19. 

With questions, contact Stephanie Van Wieringen. 

The NMDSI is a collaboration among Marquette, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Northwestern Mutual with the goals of furthering research, corporate and community applications, and talent development in data science.