The CAUSE Cartoon Caption Contest for August is now taking entries
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 15th Cartoon Caption Contest. Each month a cartoon, drawn by British cartoonist John Landers, will be posted for you and your students to suggest statistical captions. (note the cartoons are posted at the beginning of the previous month)
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending August 10th are at
[ https://www.causeweb.org/cause/caption-contest/august/2017/submissions | https://www.causeweb.org/cause/caption-contest/august/2017/submissions ]
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.
July Results: We had 11 submissions for the July caption contest that featured a cartoon showing jujmping into a pool filled with numbers while two people out of the pool are drying themselves with towels that have statistical graphics printed on them. The winning caption for the June contest was “Dare to dive deep into the number-pool, navigate with Statistics, and come out refreshed with meaningful inference!” written by Debmalya Nandy, a student at Penn State University. The judges found the caption to be a nice play on words; succinctly describing an important statistical paradigm. Two honorable mentions this month were given to “Check that variances are equal before diving in with pooled variance!” written by Larry Lesser from The University of Texas at El Paso and for “When do you think the new guy will realize that sometimes several quick explorations are better than one deep dive?” written by Jim Alloway of EMSQ Associates.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our Winners!
Dear Statistics Educators,
We are conducting a brief anonymous survey regarding Undergraduate Research in Statistics. We invite and encourage you to participate in this survey, which should take only about 10-15 minutes for you to complete. If you are willing to participate, please do so within the next 5-7 days by navigating to the following link using your computer, tablet, or mobile device:
[ https://nku.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8H6PfYuElQIG7pX | https://nku.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8H6PfYuElQIG7pX ]
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Vittorio Addona, Kelly McConville, Joe Nolan, Dennis Pearl, Nathan Tintle
P.S. Please note: We conducted a similar survey through CAUSE prior to USCOTS, and we do hope those who participated in that survey will participate in this one as well. If you completed this survey when it was distributed through ASA, there is no need for you to complete it again.
Teaching and Learning Webinar
Title: Maximizing Linked Data's Network Effect
Abstract: 18M+ open datasets exist today, and growth is accelerating. But these data sets live in data portals without common taxonomies or architectures, and must first be cleaned and prepared by data users. Human and computers normalize, extract meaning, and identify correlations, but this work is siloed: used for one project, then lost forever, only to be repeated from scratch by the next person to touch the data.
Open data can help us rise to humanity’s toughest challenges, but only if we maximize its network effect. To build the web of Linked Data, we have to start by connecting the people who are working with data.
Visit : [ https://data.world/ | https://data.world/ ]
Logistics : The webinar will be conducted using the GoToWebinar software platform. A computer with internet access is all you need. GoToWebinar offers audio participation through your computer microphone. For participants in the US and Canada, if you prefer the telephone for audio participation, this feature is also available.
Please register: https://www.causeweb.org/cause/webinar/teaching for Maximizing Linked Data's Network Effect, Presented by: Carolee Mitchell, Academic Relationships Manager, data.world
Tuesday, July 25th, 2017, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Brought to you by GoToWebinar®
Webinars Made Easy®