Reminder: eCOTS proposals are now being accepted (deadline March 1 )
The 2018 Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS) May 21 -25, 1918 is shaping
up to be an exciting online event with keynote presentations from Jeff Leek (Johns
Hopkins)and Dick DeVeaux (Williams College) as well as a record number of face-to-face
regional conferences! The deadline for proposals for breakout sessions, virtual posters,
and birds-of-a-feather discussions is now just two weeks away. This year's eCOTS
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
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. 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.
Session proposals related to the conference theme will be given priority. Virtual posters
related to a broader coverage of statistics education topics will be given equal priority.
All proposals 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 program chair Rebecca Nugent at