The Causality in Statistics Education Award is aimed at encouraging the
teaching of basic causal inference in introductory statistics courses.
Donated by Judea Pearl, the prize is motivated by the growing importance
of introducing core elements of causal inference into undergraduate and
lower-division graduate classes in statistics.
A gift from Microsoft Research will enable the prize to double in
2015, so there will be one $10,000 prize or two $5,000 prizes. For
additional information, see
Nominations and questions should be sent to the ASA office at
educinfo(a)amstat.org <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. The nomination
deadline is February 15, 2015.
We are calling for proposals for the Posters and Beyond (P&B) session
for USCOTS 2015 (United States Conference On Teaching Statistics) which
will be held May 28-30, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. The P&B
session provides an opportunity for conference participants to display a
poster of their ideas or provide a small demonstration of their favorite
examples, activities, and teaching methods. Due to limited space, the
P&B will be limited to approximately 70 presenters. Abstracts for
posters or demonstrations in the USCOTS Posters and Beyond session
submitted before Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 11:59pm will receive
feedback from the session organizers by Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Final
abstracts should be submitted by Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 11:59pm.
Abstracts submitted between February 1 and April 1 will be considered
for selection, but will not receive feedback from the session
organizers. Posters and Beyond is a peer-reviewed opportunity at USCOTS,
thus the P&B team will make decisions about inclusion in the program.
All P&B applicants will be notified whether they were selected by
Friday, April 17, 2015. Abstracts will be submitted through the USCOTS
registration system, which will open soon.