Reminder: Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition submissions are due May 31 , 2016
Please remember to encourage your students to submit their work to USPROC ( https://www.causeweb.org/usproc/ ). Entries for the Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition co-sponsored by ASA and CAUSE are due May 31 , 2016. Entries are accepted in two categories:
• Undergraduate Statistics Class Project Competition (USCLAP) for undergraduate students taking an applied statistics course in which a class project is part of the course work.
• Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition (USRESP) for longer term research projects such as those conducted through REUs or Senior Capstone research projects or other independent research.
Reminder: CAUSE Cartoon Caption Contest entries are due June 1 (& seeking volunteer judges)
The first of the CAUSE monthly Cartoon Caption Contests is taking entries through June 1 (see https://www.causeweb.org/cause/caption-contest/june/2016/submissions for rules and submission form). We are also seeking volunteers to be part of the judging panel for these contests. Please email Dennis Pearl ( dkp13(a)psu.edu ) if you are interested in participating in the judging.
eCOTS is underway and now it's your turn!
eCOTS is now underway! This is a participant-centered conference and we want to hear your thoughts, questions, experiences, and ideas! One great way to participate is through the eCOTS Social Media Challenge - this year using Padlet technology. Post your comments and critiques in text or media at
There will be a new padlet each day and each day that you post will give you another ticket in a random drawing for great Statistics Education prizes.
Another great way to actively participate is by posting comments on the virtual posters and entering questions in the chat windows during the eCOTS keynotes, sessions, and workshops. "See" you at eCOTS!
eCOTS starts on Monday morning and runs all week with 40 hours of statistics education programming under the theme of "Changing with Technology." It's a terrific bargain that you don't want to miss. Check out the program at www.causeweb.org/cause/ecots/ecots16/program and register today. Registering will let you participate in the live presentations and workshops, watch and listen to the archived presentations before they are released to the public, participate in the eCOTS Social Media Challenge, and participate in a regional conference near you.
Plus - the program is amazing, featuring keynote presentations by Andrew Gelman and Michael Jordan; 3 workshops disseminating NSF funded projects; 5 panel discussions on hot topics in statistics education; 18 lively breakout sessions; 8 birds-of-a-feather small group discussions; and 34 virtual posters.
This year our Social Media Challenge is Changed with Padlet Technology!
Each day of eCOTS, look for a link to be posted and tweeted out with the hashtag #eCOTS16, and join in the daily discussion Padlet on a topic relating to the theme, or an important event during that day. A double-click is all it takes to add audio, video, image, link, document or text. It can even be done from your smartphone. For each day you contribute to the discussion, we will add one virtual ticket with your name to the random prize drawing (first place is a free registration or one night's lodging for USCOTS 2017). So be sure to put your #nameonit, as I tell my students!
Coordinator, CAUSE Social Media Competitions
It’s not too late to register for eCOTS!
eCOTS is now just one week away. Check out the program at https://www.causeweb.org/cause/ecots/ecots16/program featuring keynote presentations by Andrew Gelman and Michael Jordan; 3 workshops disseminating NSF funded projects; 5 panel discussions on hot topics in statistics education; 18 lively breakout sessions; 8 birds-of-a-feather small group discussions; and 34 virtual posters. With nearly 40 hours of programming, eCOTS is a tremendous bargain – made even better with registration discounts for high school teachers, two-year college instructors, graduate students, and faculty and staff affiliated with CAUSE institutional members. On top of that, when you register, you can sign up for one of eight exciting regional conferences taking place at a location near you – and those are offered free with your eCOTS registration.
The Journal of Statistics Education (an ASA publication) is happy to announce its first issue for 2016! As you may know already, starting with this issue, JSE is being published by the Taylor & Francis Group. Here is the link for the current issue: Journal of Statistics Education - Volume 24, Issue 1 ( tandfonline.com/toc/ujse20/current). This issue includes three regular articles, one Research in K-12 Statistics Education article, and an interview by Allan J. Rossman with Robert W. Hayden. I hope you enjoy reading this issue, and welcome your feedback.
The older issues can still be accessed at the link: Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) Home Page
There are several other exciting developments on the way for JSE. Please stay tuned for more information. Remember, you can request to join JSE’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/486553198048126/... or follow JSE on Twitter (@JStatEd).
- Soma ------------------------------
Editor, Journal of Statistics Education Associate Professor,
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA 93407
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our first Cartoon Caption Contest. Each month cartoons, drawn by British cartoonist John Landers, will be posted for you and your students to suggest statistical captions. The first cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending June 1 are at
The best captions will be posted on CAUSEweb and the winner(s) will receive their choice of a coffee mug or t-shirt imprinted with the cartoon or free registration to eCOTS 2018.