Talks and workshops
What students have to say about group homework
The past two semesters of teaching our lower-level introductory statistics course here at WSU, I’ve incorporated in-class group homework. I could go on at length about why *I* think group homework is beneficial, but that’s not the point of this post.
Jan 5, 2018
On elementary perceptual tasks
One of the first concepts I talk about in my data visualization course is the idea of the elementary perceptual task (EPT), an idea explored in depth by visualization pioneers William S.
Dec 19, 2017
Gestalt principles and income inequality
The fall semester is over and final grades are in, which means it’s time to reflect on what just took place and how to grow from here. Today, I reflect on my third time teaching the data visualization course.
Dec 12, 2017
And the winner is...
The midterm project for my data visualization course this past fall required students to submit to the ASA’s Police Data Challenge. The competition involved analyzing millions of 911 calls for one of three cities (Baltimore, Cincinnati, or Seattle).
Dec 7, 2017
Minne MUDAC 2017
Winona State University undergraduates made a great impression at the 2017 MinneMUDAC data analytics competition On November 3-4, Winona State statistics and data science students participated in the fantastic MinneMUDAC 2017 data analytics competition.
Nov 10, 2017
Monday morning, October 30, found me groggy and sandy-eyed. The culprit was the 5-hour and 17-minute, 10-inning thriller between the LA Dodgers and Houston Astros in Game 5 of the 2017 the night before.
Oct 31, 2017
A summer REU at Winona State
This past summer, I along with my colleagues Chris Malone and Brant Deppa had the fantastic opportunity to host four students for a 10-week summer research experience for undergraduates (REU). Winona State was awarded the REU by the American Statistical Association, which had received a grant from the NSF to fund four students at each of nine sites over the course of three years (three different sites per year).
Sep 10, 2017