Workshop on a Capstone Course for Undergraduate Statistics Majors

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 6, Number 2 (Summer 2000)


The Section on Statistics Education will co-sponsor a 1/2 day continuing education workshop at the 2000 Joint Statistical Meetings entitled "A Capstone Course for Undergraduate Majors: Putting Pieces Together." The workshop will be held on the morning of Wednesday, August 16. Prof. John D. Spurrier of the Department of Statistics at the University of South Carolina will be the instructor. Dr. Spurrier will present examples of capstone experiences which tie together various skills learned throughout the curriculum. He will also discuss modules for improving the student's important non-statistical skills such as seeking employment, making written presentations, and making oral presentations. The workshop is based on his Duxbury Press book "The Practice of Statistics: Putting the Pieces Together." All preregistered participants will receive a complimentary copy of the text. You can preregister for the workshop when you preregister for the JSM. The preregistration price of the workshop for ASA members is $60. Questions about the workshop can be directed to Professor Spurrier, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, e-mail spurrier@stat.sc.edu, telephone (803) 777-5072, fax (803) 777-4048.


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