Happy Summer! CAUSE Research Reading Group meetings continue! Our next
meeting is scheduled on *Wednesday, August 2nd*, at *12:00 – 1:00PM ET *(11am
CT, 10am MT, 9am PT). Please find the link for registration and the link to
the article below.
Wen Huang, Jeremi S. London & Logan A. Perry (2022). Project-Based Learning
Promotes students’ Perceived Relevance in an Engineering Statistics Course;
A Comparison of Learning in Synchronous and Online Learning
Education Research Journal*, 31(v,2), 179-187
Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting:
Our host for this session will be *Sterling Smith *(thank you so much,
Sterling!). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting. Don’t worry if you
haven’t participated in our previous meetings yet. All meetings are
independent from each other, so please join us if you are interested. All
As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Shu-Min or Megan if you
have any questions or suggestions. We are all ears!
Look forward to having you join us on Wednesday,
Shu-Min & Megan
Stats + Stories Lesson Plan Contest
This contest is a call for lesson plans that use Stats + Stories podcasts. The lesson plan should include the appropriate materials needed by both students and teachers. As examples, a good lesson plan might include: instructions for the students to carry out the activity, instructor tips, learning objectives, time to complete the activity, resources needed to complete the activity, recommended course, recommendation for in class or out-of-class use for the activity, and skills required. The lesson plan should be accompanied by a grading rubric for any assessment.
Lesson plans should be submitted by January 1, 2024.
Along with cash prizes totaling $1000, the top winners will present their activity in a panel during eCOTS 2024 from May 28th to May 31st and have them posted on CAUSEweb.org<http://causeweb.org/> and statsandstories.net. The lesson plans will be judged by a panel of educators.
More details, including the judging rubric, will be available on CAUSEweb in late August.
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 86th Cartoon Caption Contest! 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 31 are at
The best submission will be posted on CAUSEweb and the winner(s) will receive their choice of a coffee mug or t-shirt imprinted with the final cartoon or free registration to eCOTS2024.
The June caption contest cartoon is shown here. The judges found the winning caption to be “Data Science can turn 0's and 1's into a tasty treat” written by Julie Skokie from North Broward Preparatory School. Julie’s caption is a good reminder that the 0’s and 1’s underlying the computational aspects of Data Science helps to transform data into useful knowledge. An honorable mention this month goes to an anonymous submission for the caption: “Gwen finally realized why the Bernoulli Bakery only sold donuts and eclairs,” that can be used to introduce the Bernoulli probability distribution.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!
Happy Friday! CAUSE Research Reading Group meetings continue! Our next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 20th, at noon ET (11 am CT, 10am MT, 9 am PT). Please find the link for registration and the link to the article below.
Glantz, M., Johnson, J., Macy, M., Nunez, J., Saidi, R., & Velez Ramirez, C. (2023). Students' Experience and Perspective of a Data Science Program in a Two-Year College. Journal of Statistics and Data Science Education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/26939169.2023.2208185
Zoom: Register in advance for this meeting: https://ufl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAtde-hqjMtG9Rfdi23w3ztaticuQQ3tdKB (Password: Discern05)
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Our host for this article will be Asli Mutlu. Thank you Asli!
Don't worry if you haven't participated in our previous meetings yet. All meetings are independent of each other, so please join us if you are interested. All are welcome!
Look forward to having you join us next Thursday,
Megan & Shu-Min
Information Systems and Operations Management
WARRINGTON COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Stuzin Hall 351B
PO Box 117169, Gainesville, FL 32611