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In Asia

A mono-colored map of Asia is labled with two points. Each point is marked 1-3, with one point being labeled 1 and 2.

ephanie Mendoza and Noelle Pablo caring a Cal Poly flag while they are giving a presentation.

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.

 Jimmy Doi

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. 

Stamatis Vokos

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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