Statistical thinking in biological courses

Nathan Tintle, Barbara Dolansky, Beth Chance, Jill VanderStoep, Noa Pinter-Wollman, Elena Keeling, Mark Condo & Jeff Ploegstra


In this workshop, we will convene a panel of statisticians and biologists to talk about how statistics is taught in biology courses, goals, objectives, assessments, and opportunities for innovation. A key focus will be on how to better communicate across disciplines about course goals, identify synergies and create on-campus conversations with non-statisticians teaching statistical content in a variety of natural and social science disciplines. Ample time will be spent with panelists responding to and discussing participants questions.
This project is supported by NSF grant DBI-1730668 "RCN-UBE: Statistical Thinking in Undergraduate Biology (STUB) network: a network for coordinating the teaching and assessment of statistical thinking in introductory biology"