The Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS) hosted by CAUSE will take place May 16 -20th, 2016, with the theme “Changing with Technology”. eCOTS 2016 includes keynote presentations by Andrew Gelman and Michael Jordan, 3 workshops disseminating the innovations of NSF supported projects, 18 active half-hour breakout sessions, 34 virtual poster presentations, 5 panel discussions on hot topics in teaching with technology, 8 birds-of-a-feather small group discussions, and nine one-day regional conferences happening around the country.
So sign up for eCOTS and the regional conference near you today !
For more details and to register, go to www.causeweb.org/cause/ecots/ecots16/ .
CAUSE (Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education) the American Statistical Association are happy to announce the seventh annual undergraduate statistics project competition (USPROC). Project submission for the May 31 , 2016 deadline is now open! Cash prizes and an invitation to give a plenary talk at the annual electronic undergraduate statistics conference will be provided for all winners. Learn more here: www.causeweb.org/usproc
Think about your students this semester in all levels of statistics courses, as well as summer and independent research students. Competition tracks for all student levels are available.
The purpose of USPROC is to encourage the development of data analysis skills, to enhance presentation skills, and to recognize outstanding work by undergraduate statistics students.
There are two main categories for submissions to the competition.
Undergraduate Statistics Class Project Competition (USCLAP): This competition is for undergraduate students who are taking an applied statistics course(s) at introductory, or intermediate levels, in which a class project is part of the course work (either required or optional).
Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition (USRESP): This competition is for undergraduate students who conduct research projects that are statistically related, either methodological or applied. The types of research projects may include research work from REU research projects, senior capstone research projects, or independent research projects that are not based on a specific course that students are taking.
A promotional poster you can display in your department is attached.
Save the date of October 21 , 2016 for the second annual electronic undergraduate statistics conference where winners will present and all students will have the opportunity to give an e-poster about their project.
Please register for The Bubble Project on Apr 26, 2016 2:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7798764881328076289
Presented by: Pamela Fellers, Grinnell College
Abstract: Many statistics courses incorporate a final project into the semester which typically begins mid-semester with the bulk of the work in the last few weeks. These projects often involve content from the first few weeks of class which students sometimes struggle with application to their final projects (e.g. data collection, numerical and graphical summaries, etc.) This webinar will present an example of how a short-term project has been incorporated into the first few weeks of the class as a way of gaining additional exposure to these early concepts as well as preparing the students for their larger-scale final projects.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar .
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