1. Presenting Statistics Education in Japan
The Cal Poly Statistics Department is known worldwide for its contributions to developing the best methods to teach statistics. So it was no surprise that a large contingent traveled to the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics in Kyoto, Japan. Presenters included statistics alumni Stephanie Mendoza ('18) and Noelle Pablo ('18) (pictured with Mendoza at left) and faculty members Beth Chance, Jimmy Doi, Hunter Glanz, Karen McGaughey, Anelise Sabbag, Dennis Sun and John Walker.
2. Accepting the Invitation in Japan
Professor Jimmy Doi is making a habit of bringing statistics Cal Poly style to Japan. He gave invited talks there for two years running. At the Workshop on Undergraduate Education of Data Science at Shiga University in 2017, he focused on statistical computing as it’s used in Cal Poly courses. In 2018, he joined students and colleagues at the 10th International Conference on Teaching Statistics in Kyoto, where he spoke on active learning.
3. Teaching Monks and nuns in Bhutan
Teaching science to monks and nuns has become a regular activity for physics Professor Stamatis Vokos. For his fourth volunteer stint with the organization Science for Monks and Nuns, he traveled to the town of Trashigang, Bhutan, and worked with monastics from multiple monasteries.
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