The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to
announce our third Cartoon Caption Contest. Each month a cartoon, drawn by British
cartoonist John Landers, will be posted for you and your students to suggest statistical
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending August 1 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 or free registration to eCOTS 2018.
July Results: We had 18 submissions for the July caption contest that featured a cartoon
showing a scene with four people – each experiencing vary different weather. The July
caption contest was won by Michael Huberly from University of Minnesota. Michael’s entry
(“Now this is what I call a 25% chance of nice weather!”) was selected for being well
suited for starting a conversation about the meaning of probability statements in the
media such as when you hear there’s a 25% chance of rain in the forecast. Other honorable
mentions that rose to the top of the judging included “A data set with seasonality”
written by Larry Lesser from University of Texas at El Paso; “ANOVA – Analysis of Varied
Atmospheres,” written by Deb Sedik from Bucks County Community College: and “Variability
matters!” written by Debmalya Nandy, a student at Penn State University.