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Justin Baldwin 08F, Elaine Wang 13F, Adam Blaustein Rejto 13F, and Grusha Prasad 13F won the Best Use of External Data award at the inaugural Five College Datafest, held on March 28, 2014.
Datafests are events where teams of up to five students try to address a real-world problem supported by a unique data set.
Wang said the event provided participants with a supportive, noncompetitive environment where Five College faculty and PhD. candidates answered questions by participants.
Wang, a transfer student who is working on her Division II project, appreciated the opportunity to work in a team setting. "Everyone [in our group] contributed a lot," she said. "There was a great sense of teamwork."