Now accepting proposals for eCOTS,, May 21 -25 (deadline March 1 )
We are excited to announce that the 2018 Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics
(eCOTS) will be held online May 21 -25, 2018, and is currently accepting proposals for
breakout sessions, virtual posters, and birds-of-a-feather discussions. This year's
online conference is hosted by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate
Statistics Education (CAUSE) and focuses on statistics education at all levels and types
of learning institutions: secondary school, two-year/community colleges, and four year
liberal arts and research universities.
The conference theme is "Data Science for All". Recently, we have seen a rise in
data scientist (or related) positions in industry as well as a boom in data science
graduate and undergraduate programs. How should statistics educators and students respond?
What curriculum should we teach? How should we teach it? Have the goals of statistics
education changed? If so, how?
This conference is for anyone who teaches or studies statistics or data science,
regardless of experience with either. We have already started putting together a diverse
set of exciting keynote speakers who work across different areas in statistics education.
Sessions will range from ideas for incorporating data science and statistics concepts into
all curricular levels to providing interactive data and learning opportunities for all
students and teachers to building certificates and programs that include data science.
Panel discussions will include describing data science and its potential role in
statistics education, a look at the state-of-the-art in online statistics education tools,
and the future of statistics education, including funding opportunities. The conference
website will also include a list of related available statistics and data science
resources for attendees as well as the general public.
Proposals related to the conference theme will be given priority and are due by March 1 ,
2018. For more details about eCOTS 2018 and to submit a proposal, please visit
If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Nugent at rnugent(a)stat.cmu.edu. Thanks!
eCOTS 2018 Program Chair