Quantitative Analysis Center

ASA K-12 Statistics Poster Competition

Never too early ...

The Quantitative Analysis Center hosted the CT Chapter’s annual K-12 Statistics Poster Competition on April 16th along with the awards ceremony on April 30th. Valerie Nazzaro (Assistant Professor of the Practice in Quantitative Analysis) has co-chaired the event with Jen McGinniss (Boehringer Ingelheim) and Marianne Messina (Bristol Myers Squibb) for the last 4 years and was excited to bring it to Wesleyan University this year. The main purpose of the competition is to promote math and data literacy for K-12 students. These students are asked to select a topic to investigate, gather data, and present their findings.

Industry and academic professionals from the field of statistics, along with Wesleyan University students, were invited to come and take a look at the student’ work. Casey Jordan ’17 judged the event, along with Laura McSweeney (Fairfield University), Sabrina Marler (Goodwin College), and Susan Wang (Boehringer Ingelheim).

Wesleyan students Tiger Huang ’18, Emma Solomon ’18, Taryn Johnson ’18, Amelia Spittal ’18, and Matthew Wallock ’18 volunteered for the award ceremony where they helped set up the event and interacted with K-12 students and their families.

For more information about the event, please visit http://www.amstat.org/chapters/Connecticut/home/Poster/poster_index.htm.

Feel free to email Valerie Nazzaro with any questions vnazzaro_at_wesleyan.edu.