Raúl García Hémonnet/Editor
This morning the prizes for the I Datathon UniversiDATA in the Departmental I grade room of the Móstoles campus. First place went to the project 'Situated education-How to reduce the carbon footprint with open university data', by César García Saéz. The objective of this proposal is to "improve the information available to students: after indicating the address of one or more potential homes and the study you are studying, the system calculates the routes to the study center using different modes of transport, offering a daily, monthly and annual summary of time, expenses and carbon footprint and indicating the optimal zones in terms of transport and places with equivalent travel times. With these data, the student will be able to make a more informed decision regarding where to reside during their studies, which will result in a lower carbon footprint for the universities, managing to reduce the impact related to commuting”, according to what could be read in the presentation. of the project. He has been awarded a prize of 2.000 euros.
The second prize has been for 'Dashboard on the access of new students to Spanish universities', “an interactive application that allows the visualization of data on the access of new students and allows answering a series of questions raised in the project itself, among many others”, according to the person in charge, David Aparicio Sanz. This award was endowed with 1.000 euros.
The third prize went to the work, 'The effect of COVID-19 on participation in international exchange programs' by Adriana Pérez Encinas and Giorgio Di Pietro. “The objective of the project that is presented is to investigate the effect that the pandemic has had on participation in international exchange programs both in incoming students to the study universities (UAM, URJC, UC3M and UVA) and in outgoing students. from said institutions to other universities abroad”, according to its authors. This third place has been recognized with 500 euros.
The awards ceremony was presided over by the vice-rector for Quality and Strategy, Andrés Martínez, and was attended by various managers from different universities that make up UniversiDATA.