Volunteers needed to mentor students at Hack for Health, Nov. 10-15 

Update: The “Hack for Health” event has event has been postponed, and more information will provided when it becomes available.

The Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute; Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin; the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin; and the Milwaukee Bucks are partnering to host a multicampus Hack for Health Nov. 10-15 at Northwestern Mutual’s headquarters. 

During the hackathon, students will collaborate in teams to address the challenge: “The Impact of Social Determinants on Life Expectancy in Milwaukee.” Please share the registration link with your students and encourage them to participate. 

Mentors are 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 (Nov. 10, 9:30 a.m. at Northwestern Mutual) 
  • In-person attendance is preferred for mentors 
  • Be available by email/phone Nov. 10-15 as students are working 
  • Attend the judging session (Nov. 15, 2 p.m. at Northwestern Mutual) 

Note that there is a specific ticket option for mentors. We ask that the mentors register no later than Monday, Nov. 6. 

With questions, contact Stephanie Van Wieringen