BoF 1-06: Using Sports to Motivate Statistics and Data Science

Michael Schuckers (St. Lawrence University)


This discussion will bring together individuals interested in using sports data to motivate students to study statistics and data science topics.  While sports is not for every student, it does excite and engage a good many students to further their studies in statistics and data science.  As part of this conversation, we will talk about available data sources and tools and highlight ways to encourage traditionally underrepresented groups to explore data science via sports.  We will also discuss the Sports Content for Outreach, Research and Education (SCORE) network and its plans.