The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 50th Cartoon Caption Contest – now ongoing every month for over four years! Each month a cartoon, drawn by British cartoonist John Landers, is posted for you and your students to suggest statistical captions (cartoons are posted at the beginning of the month and submissions are due at the end of the month). The caption contest is offered as a fun way to get your students thinking independently about statistical concepts.
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending July 30 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 and their caption.
June Results: The June caption contest featured a cartoon showing a scuba diver at looking excitedly at some plots and graphs on the ocean floor but ignoring a treasure chest filled with jewels and gold artifacts nearby. The winning caption for the June contest was “I guess that's what they call deep learning!” by Luis Rivera-Galicia from Alcala University in Spain. Luis’ caption is a clever way to introduce neural networks and machine learning topics. An honorable mention goes to Aleka Kapatou from American University for her caption “When we dive into information, sometimes we find a treasure in the data, sometimes we find data in the treasure!” that can be used in general discussions about the value of statistical analyses.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!
As a pre-JSM event, TSHS will be having a special Summer webinar "Exploring and Utilizing the TSHS Resources Portal," presented by Amy Nowacki of the Cleveland Clinic, and Carol Bigelow of the University of Massachusetts
The TSHS Resources Portal (www.causeweb.org/tshs<https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Furldefens…>) contains datasets from 13 real health sciences research studies. Each dataset is accompanied by a study description and a data dictionary. Most are linked to a published paper as well. These datasets, plus some extra teaching tools, are peer reviewed and ready for use with your learners. In this webinar, Amy and Carol will walk through what is available and how to get the most out of this resource.
Join us Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 12:00 PM Central Time (1:00 PM Eastern)
This FREE webinar is being offered by the ASA Section on Teaching Statistics in Health Sciences.
Please complete this form to register.
The webinar link will be sent to you in a confirmation email after registering.
Heather J. Hoffman, PhD
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Milken Institute School of Public Health
The George Washington University
950 New Hampshire Avenue, NW - 5th Floor
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: (202) 994-8587
Fax: (202) 994-0082