eCOTS 2022 "Preparing the Modern Student" is quickly approaching. It is less
than three weeks away. Please make sure to
You must be registered to attend pre-conference workshops. Workshops start May 19th.
The conference starts on Monday, May 23rd. Four great invited talks, numerous breakout
sessions, birds of feather sessions, speed mentoring, etc.
Speed Mentoring Session
We also hope you will consider participating in the Speed Mentoring Session, which will
take place on Wed, May 25th, from 10:30 - 11:45 am ET. This mentoring session is a great
opportunity for newer statistics and data science educators to meet some more experienced
folks. We are looking for both mentors and mentees who are willing to participate; please
sign up here<https://forms.gle/s2hcnT4zVoEBuUek9> by Mon, May 23rd.
The Great Cookie Experiment
On Wednesday, May 25th, from 4:45 - 5:30 pm ET, we will have the "The Great Cookie
Experiment" social time. Cooking and baking are some of my favorite things to do.
During the height of the pandemic, I (Megan Mocko) was cooking with people all over the
globe from my kitchen (I did this a lot). Cooking and baking are social activities for
me, but it is also a research experience. I have tons of notes in the recipe margins (not
enough orange flavor, bland, excellent, try adding more flour, try using less salt).
As you probably know, lots of conditions affect baking and cooking. You can change the
white and brown sugar ratio, increase the baking soda by a little, and change from a
cookie pan to a jelly roll pan. All of these will change the outcome. What is the outcome,
you ask? The outcomes could be the crunchiness of the cookie, the rise of the cookie, or
even its own survival. So, I want to invite you to my kitchen to bake and experiment with
me. I am planning on baking my family's favorite - chocolate chip cookies. I will bake
two versions: one with 1 hour of refrigeration and one straight into the oven. Which one
will have the most rise?
What experiment will you conduct? We invite you to join the Zoom session to cook and
experiment! The week of the conference, post your research question in the CAUSE Slack
workspace under "ecots-the-great-cookie-experiment."
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