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Dr Michael A Posner – School Statistics Talk

Here is a link to the presentation (PowerPoint) by Dr Posner for his school STEM talk he gave recently here at Plymouth.

This is just the first half, the second half containing the activities has been removed as it would be difficult for someone to deliver these without supporting material. However if you are interested in finding out more please visit Dr Posner’s profile page at Villanova University.

The talk detailed Dr Posner’s personal journey to becoming AssociatArt_of_Stats_Talke Professor of Statistics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Villanova University. It covered the STEM career opportunities for those studying statistics, the importance of data and some innovative uses of data. It also included some current trending topics such as Big Data and the rise of the Data Scientist.

 “For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics”

- NYTimes (2009)

We would again like to thank Dr Posner for his time and of course the two local schools who brought their pupils along and made the event possible ( these were Plymouth High School for Girls and Stover School).

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Unfortunately the sound recording from this session had far too much echo and wasn’t clear, if there is time in the future we will put up a transcript of the Q&A.

WinAtSchool goes Bang

Next week sees the start of The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, a massive STEM event primarily targeting those aged 7 to 19. The main event will be taking place in Birmingham at the NEC between the 11th and 14th of March. During the weeks and months that follow smaller Big Bang ‘Near Me’ events will be taking place in schools and colleges across the UK.

The ICSE will be attending the main event and several of the Near Me events to promote our free mathematics and statistics schools competition WinAtSchool. Please come along and have a go at our Practice Quiz or if you are attending with Year 7 to 11 pupils take part in the Prize Competition. Why not get some practice in now.

You can view all the events going on at The Big Bang and get a full list of the Near Me locations from the main website at thebigbangfair.co.uk. Our schedule throughout March is below :