It is my pleasure to announce a summer workshop introducing a Project-Based Introductory Statistics Curriculum developed with support from the National Science Foundation – Transforming Undergraduate Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program.
Applications are being accepted for the two-day workshop aimed at disseminating a project-based introductory statistics curriculum developed for use with undergraduate college students and aimed at taking advantage of students’ natural curiosity and providing a common language for approaching questions across numerous scientific disciplines.
Core features of this curriculum include providing opportunities for students to flexibly apply their statistical knowledge, the use of computing as a window to core statistical concepts, supporting students with varying levels of preparation, and attracting students from underrepresented groups. Our goal is to foster a desire among students for advanced course work and research opportunities within diverse disciplines that utilize applied statistics.
This workshop will include morning presentations focused on the nuts and bolts of the curriculum, followed by hands-on afternoon sessions with students currently enrolled in the project-based course.
The ideal candidates for the workshop include new faculty, postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students interested in teaching introductory statistics at the college level, regardless of discipline-specific training (e.g.. math, statistics, biology, political science, psychology, sociology, education, epidemiology, geology, etc.). A per diem for meals, overnight accommodations and workshop materials for those chosen to attend will be covered by Wesleyan University with support from the National Science Foundation. There is no registration fee. The application deadline is April 15.
The workshop will be held at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, June 14-15, 2012. For more details and information on how to apply, see the downloadable announcement.
Additional information on this project-based curriculum can be found here.