Collaborate with the U.S. Department of Transportation  

In partnership with (cloud providers), National Data Science Challenge Spring 2017

3-6 month challenge with kickoff hackathon


 “Using Data to Understand and Prevent Vehicle Crash Deaths” Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer, US Department of Transportation -

According to preliminary statistics, vehicle crash fatalities increased by 7.7% over the previous year - the largest increase in more than a decade.  The total number of deaths was higher than any year since 2008. In September 2016, the Department of Transportation will release the latest edition of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) dataset.  This dataset is drawn from a national census of police reports on fatal crashes.  FARS includes descriptive data elements on every fatal motor vehicle crash in America, including data on the crash location, the driver, the victim(s), and roadway conditions. It also includes imputed data elements on alcohol and drug involvement and distracted driving. Data integration is the key to fully understanding what is occurring with fatal crashes.  

DoT is looking to:

Raise awareness of this issue and activate the community to work on it.

Bring this problem into economics, data science, and big data curricula for the fall semester.

**Add Wyoming DOT Phase 2 and 3 opportunities