Calling All Students: Are You Ready for the 2018 Statsketball Tournament?
March 1, 2018
The countdown for the 2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament starts now, and it’s up to you to use statistics – the science of learning from data – to determine who will win in the 2018 Statsketball Tournament!
If you’re a sports and stats fan, put your statistical theories and models to the test with two challenges:
Enter by March 14 for your chance to win prizes and take a deep dive into what it takes to be a Statistician, among top jobs in 2018.
Stay tuned for more updates from us to guide you along the way.
The ball is in your court!
In this year’s Fall Data Challenge, Get Out the Vote, 56 teams of 66 high school and 61 undergraduate students submitted their recommendations on how to increase voter-turnout using voting behavior data from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics, provided by the IPUMS organization. Students recommended a variety of impressive voter-turnout strategies to implement for future elections. Overwhelmingly, their statistical assessment of the dataset led them to a correlation between increased education and increased voter…
Statistics improves our lives—including our mental health! In our newest This is Statistics video, learn how data from research and trials can lead to insights that not only improve our understanding of mental health, but also make it more personalized to individuals’ unique needs. This video features Samprit Banerjee, Ph.D., M. Stat. Associate Professor of Biostatistics,…