Past Activities

  • April 8, 2016: Spring Fest 2016. StatCom P-12 Outreach Team participated.

  • November 7, 2015: Homecoming College of Science Booth.  StatCom P-12 Outreach Team participated.

  • April 18, 2015:  Purdue Spring Fling.  STATCOM P-12 Outreach team volunteered by interacting with local alumni, families and children and showing them the joys of statistics by performing some simple statistical demonstrations.  The activities preformed were Matching Socks and Linear Leap.

  • November 11, 2014:  Purdue Math Field Day.  Math Field Day is held to promote mathematics to 8th grade students in the area.  The students participate in multiple math related activities and are graded as a team.  STATCOM P-12 Outreach team assisted by running a simple regression activity (Linear Leap) where the kids measured their heights and standing jump distances.  The kids were then asked to construct a fitted line on the team's data and predict the jump length of a new individual.

  • October 4, 2014:  Celebrate Science Indiana Fair.  StatCom  P-12 Outreach team volunteered to staff the table hosted by the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Statistical Association at Celebrate Science Indiana.  The event was held in the Marsh Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.  Volunteers assisted interested kids in a statistical/probability demonstration and discussed with the kids/parents the importance of statistics.

  • April 12, 2014:  Purdue Spring Fest.  STATCOM P-12 Outreach team volunteered by interacting with local alumni, families and children and showing them the joys of statistics by performing so me simple statistical demonstrations.  The activities performed were Mean Darts Scores and Population Estimation.

  • April 4, 2014:  Hoosier Science and Engineering Fair.  STATCOM P-12 Outreach team volunteered by helping in the judging process alongside the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Statistical Association.  Volunteers helped recognize projects that demonstrated the best use of statistics.  There were over 200 projects reviewed.

  • April 18, 2009: StatCom P-12 Outreach Team Participates in Spring Fest 2009

  • 2006-2007: STATCOM P-12 Outreach Demonstrated Math and Statistics Concepts to Third Graders

  • April 14-15, 2007: STATCOM P-12 Outreach Team Participates in Spring Fest 2007

  • April 8-9, 2006: STATCOM P-12 Outreach Team Participates in Spring Fest 2006

  • March 25, 2006: State Science Olympiad. STATCOM P-12 Outreach provided volunteers for this competition held at Purdue University. Students in grades 6-12 competed in science-related events throughout the day. Volunteers assisted with miscellaneous tasks to make the event a success!

  • March 11, 2006: State MATHCOUNTS. STATCOM P-12 Outreach provided volunteers for this middle-school math competition held at Purdue University. Volunteers helped with grading tests.

  • February 11, 2006: Regional MATHCOUNTS. STATCOM P-12 Outreach provided volunteers for this middle-school math competition held at Purdue University. Volunteers helped with grading tests and assisted with the final countdown round.

  • Oct. 15, 2005: Purdue Homecoming. STATCOM P-12 Outreach team hosted a Texas Hold 'Em exhibit in the College of Science tent. Participants had fun playing the game while learning some rules about probability.

  • Aug. 17, 2005: Purdue Day at the Indiana State Fair. STATCOM P-12 Outreach team provided activities for all ages in the College of Science tent at the State Fair in Indianapolis. In the morning, fair-goers had the opportunity to participate in a version of "Let's Make a Deal" where they learned about the Monty Hall Problem. In the afternoon, they tried to beat the odds by playing and learning about the chances of winning a lottery game.

  • July 18, 2005: Camp Calcium, STATCOM P-12 Outreach team presented classroom activities to adolescents participating in Purdue University's Camp Calcium. Campers learned about the Secretary Problem, how to compute the chances of winning a certain lottery game, as well as ideas about sampling and estimation.

  • Apr 22, 2005: "STATCOM: K-12 Outreach," Gayla Olbricht and Adam Reeger, Poster presentation at Purdue P-12 Engagement Forum held at University Inn, West Lafayette, IN

  • Apr. 16-17, 2005: Spring Fest 2005. STATCOM P-12 Outreach team provided activities for all ages on the Memorial Mall and at the Cricket Spitting contest to illustrate how statistics and probability can be used. Read the Department of Statistics article here.

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