Date: July 27, 2018

At this year’s NCES DC Stats Conference, “Visualizing the Future of Education Through Data,” Optimal Solutions shared its work on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and with state assessment data via a presentation and demonstration booth.

Date: July 1, 2018

Dr. Mark Turner, founder and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, LLC, has been appointed to the University of Maryland Economics Leadership Council (ELC).

Date: June 29, 2018

On June 29, Optimal was awarded the U.S. General Services Administration’s Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) 070 contract, 47QTCA18D00FC. The contract expires in 2023, with the potential of three (5) year options to follow.

Date: January 30, 2018

The State of Ohio moved forward with an $8 million dollar technology challenge to help in addressing our nation’s opioid abuse epidemic. Ohio currently spends $1 billion annually in this battle. To help advance innovation in this area, the State launched a three-phase challenge to find solutions in “opioid abuse prevention, treatment and overdose avoidance and response.”


Date: July 27, 2018

At this year’s NCES DC Stats Conference, “Visualizing the Future of Education Through Data,” Optimal Solutions shared its work on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and with state assessment data via a presentation and demonstration booth.

Date: March 28, 2018

Donor-funded education interventions are quite common in developing countries that use rigorous evaluation designs to empirically assess the effectiveness of the treatment.  However, the data collected and analyzed to assess the intervention are not always published.

Date: February 24, 2018

In the coming weeks, the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool) will host Data Challenge: a week-long event providing an opportunity for students to solve a challenging problem by using innovative and critical thinking paired with other aspects of their skill sets.

Date: September 28, 2017

The University of Maryland’s James Clark School of Engineering has partnered with Whiting-Turner Contracting Company to develop the Whiting-Turner Lecture Series.


Date: January 31, 2018

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council requested a Geo-mapping Tool in order to assess resources for transitional age youth (TAY) who are at-risk of disconnecting or are disconnected from their communities.

Date: August 27, 2016

Topic Detection • Analysis of Internet and social media to identify and trend beneficiary issues in real time: Message boards, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc. • Scan the Internet for data, called posts, based on a certain keyword or set of keywords.

Date: March 28, 2015

Historical Background • Liberia has undergone a long period of bloody civil war that shattered its economy. • Its principal sector of activity, agriculture, has been damaged and is plagued by low crop yields.

Date: September 28, 2014

Website Assessment Tool • Developed organizational website content assessment tool to include all Part D content requirements. • Identifies areas where plans are compliant or need further clarification of posted information.