Who Are We?

The Big Data & Analytics Association (BDAA) is the only undergraduate student organization of its kind, prioritizing the education of its members above all else. Weekly BDAA meetings are host to a variety of insightful events, including hands-on workshops in which industry professionals teach our members about the hottest topics in data analytics, and case competitions in which members put the skills they have acquired to the test.

Our Mission

To inspire students to think analytically and empower them through hands on training, while connecting them to potential employers. BDAA aims to become the central communication point from students across disciplines to faculty and professionals in the Data Analytics field.

Our Values

BDAA aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging within and across disciplines. To inspire, empower, and connect all members -- whatever race, gender, age, ethnicity, cultural heritage or nationality; religious or political beliefs; sexual orientation or gender identity; or socioeconomic, veteran or ability status -- BDAA is committed to an intersectional, persistent, and self-aware movement towards equal opportunity. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


We’ve had the privilege of being recognized for our work. For this, we thank our sponsors, members, board, and supporters.


  • Overall Outstanding Student Organization


  • Spirit of OSU Award
  • Partnership in Industry Award


  • Outstanding Student Organization
  • Innovation and Change
  • Excellence in Operations


  • Innovation and Change