2011 ASA "Promoting the Practice and Profession of Statistics"
Video Competition Winners Announced

The Public Awareness Group of the American Statistical Association (ASA) is pleased to announce the winners of the "Promoting the Practice and Profession of Statistics" video competition. The judges were amazed at the overall quality of the videos, and because it was difficult to choose just one as the winner, they chose three. Based on their statistical content and entertainment value, the following three videos were awarded $500 each:

Title: A Statistical New World
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrDmVdHUtVQ
Submitted by:
          Diana Lam
          University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Credits:
Teacher: Eric Jay Daza
Student: Christian Douglas
Students in the Background:
          Alison Wise
          Jennifer Clark
          Veronica Stallings
          Suprateek Kundu
          Melissa Hobgood
Lyrics By:
          Diana Lam
          Alison Wise
          Jennifer Clark
          Annie-Green Howard
Steadicam Operator: Kurt Nolen
Director: Diana Lam
Musical Accompaniment By: YouTube poster "Sky2417"
Special Thanks To: Tracy Nolen
 
Title: Real-Life Statistics: Your Chance for Happiness (Or Misery)
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nezb_YNschc
Submitted by:
     Cassandra W. Pattanayak
     Paul T. Edlefsen
     Xiao-Li Meng
     Harvard University Statistics Department
 
Title: When I Run A Test
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AR-fzK26Yg
Submitted by:
          Brandon Rowan
          Adam Shrager
          Thomas Webster
          Dakota Commons
          Colin Beals-Reid
          Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, New Jersey
Note: Rowan, Webster, Commons, and Beals-Reid are students.



The Special Award Videos

The 2011 ASA Public Awareness Workgroup was amazed at the overall quality of the videos, and thought they were all winners! They wished to cite the following videos for particularly high creativity and entertainment value:

Award: Best Evidence of Inspiring Students

Title: Through the Eyes of a Statistician
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sScArppyv_g
Submitted by:
          Robert W. Jernigan
          Laura J. Sherman
          American University
 

Award: Most Bayesian (and best use of LEGOS!)

Title: Bayesian spatio-temporal modelling
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNHJM_ZdxSM
Submitted by:
          Susanna Cramb
          Queensland University of Technology and Cancer Council Queensland,
          Queensland, Australia
 

Award: Most Entertaining Spaghetti Western

Title: Statistically Honky Tonk
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwd544YmzJ4
Submitted by:
          Vincenzo Patruno
          ISTAT - Statistics Italy
 

Award: Most Lady Gaga-like

Title: Born to Take Stats
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wn-EqFc2k0
Submitted by:
          Ali Falcone
          Adam Shrager
          Eleanor Turi
          Maggie Kent
          Hannah Wasserman
          Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, New Jersey
 

Award: Best Animation

Title: Stat Man
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I8lpahsIIc
Submitted by:
          Nathan Krochmal
          Benjamin Krochmal
 

Award: Most Likely to Become an Infomercial for Statistics

Title: ASA 2011: Revealing the Truth through Statistics
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GQblT8Bf5w
Submitted by:
          James Choi
          jChoi Photography



The other entries:

Title: Go Anywhere with Statistics!
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sm8y0s7BBUA
Submitted by:
          Stephanie Ramirez
 
Title: STATman
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqafhbZkC3k
Submitted by:
          Matt Sutter
          Joseph Rodano
          Edmond Top-Picks
 
Title: It's Not Exactly Statistics
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yp5QIbLjt8
Submitted by:
          Clement Ma
          Biostatistics, University of Michigan
 
Title: Stat 110 Harvard - Let's Get Started
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulStCvohAHk
Submitted by:
          Joe Blitzstein
          Stephen Kent
          Harvard University
 
Title: Estadística Informática - ESPOL Ecuador
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbQ2GpPGo3c
Submitted by:
          ESPOL - ECUADOR
 
Title: Realistic Statistics
Link:
Submitted by:
          Stephen Boyd
          Derek Miller
 
Title: Brian Bishop Statistics Video
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJMHtx3J2rg
Submitted by:
          Brian Bishop
 
Title: Statistics: Practice and Profession
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glrXYajlIrY
Submitted by:
          Marah R. Archer
          Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Title: Statistics Explained
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QGlzO0q0wc
Submitted by:
          Eric Lewis
 
Title: TO STAT, OR NOT TO STAT?
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVhorHV35To
Submitted by:
          Scott Kamino
          Lance Perry
          Mat Swatek
          UCLA
 
Title: The Wonderful World of Statistics
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poG8Ms7G4Us
Submitted by:
          Kevin Collins
          Tonia Collins
 
Title: Statster the Mathematical Ghost
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPxkxwcWtCY
Submitted by:
          Xiao-Li Meng
          Laura D'Asaro
          Jasmine Casart
          Harvard University
 
Title: Better Life - Quality Through Statistics
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTVyCFkEYGM
Submitted by:
          Lorrie Hoffman
          Armstrong Atlantic State University
 
Title: Statistics
Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/agrimmproduction?feature=mhee
Submitted by:
          Joey Grimmer
          Jesuit High School
          Portland, Oregon
 
Title: Correlation without causation
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7G4yLV6RKA
Submitted by:
          Xiao-Li Meng
          William Miao
          Jean-Louis Rochet
          Victoria Liublinska
          Statistics Department, Harvard University
 
Title: I Just Had Stats
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnyAFFyHlK4
Submitted by:
          Hannah Hirsh
          Shannon Heck
          Gayathri Tummala
          Willa Sweeney
          Courtney Youse
          David Kilstein
          Adam Shrager
          Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, New Jersey
 
Title: FMD Japan vs Korea
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgQwxY_AFcs
Submitted by:
          Hideo Hirose
          Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
 
Title: Japan's FMD spread analysis using a mathematical model
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkHoBve9sHI
Submitted by:
          Hideo Hirose
          Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
 
Title: swine flu spread estimation
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G-EaaIr8Ig
Submitted by:
          Hideo Hirose
          Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan
 
Title: "The Gambler" (Teaching the Lottery-Playing Public about Statistics)
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxGRghzr5zo
Submitted by:
          Dr. Lawrence M. Lesser
          The University of Texas at El Paso
 
Title: The U.S. Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUCnb5_HZc0
Submitted by:
          Samantha ONeil
          Stephen Buckner
          US Census Bureau
 
Title: I Wanna Test You
Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/CasualGenius#p/a/u/1/N5JrXmsP0iA
Submitted by:
          Evan Lang
          Adam Shrager
          Jordan Rowan
          Michael Ornstein
          Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, New Jersey
 
Title: Wi-Fi feat. Sigma Beta & Busta-Chi - Cert
Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/lovemusiclife02#p/u/5/DdsFcDe41Jg
Submitted by:
          Tommy Seabrook
          Adam Shrager
          Manishika Agaskar
          Madeline Lazar
          Monica Shapiro
          Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, New Jersey
 
Title: We Be Steady Solvin'
Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/cmarthopewell#p/u/21/RfNOWm8tAEA
Submitted by:
          Austin Orr
          Adam Shrager
          Conor Nash
          Brian Miller
          Alex Mottle
          Hopewell Valley Central High School, Pennington, New Jersey



The Public Awareness Group and the American Statistical Association
wish to thank all who participated in the contest.



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