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A poster presentation by faculty in mathematics, computer science and statistics won an award for best poster presented in the Section on Statistics in Sports at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) held in Denver, Colorado, in August.

"Statistics in Sports Senior Year Seminar: Student Work from a Capstone Course Using Sports Data" was presented by Burry Professor Robin Lock, Assistant Professor Michael Schuckers and Visiting Instructor Travis Atkinson, and detailed the seminar they conducted in the spring 2008 semester.

The abstract states, "During the 2007-08 academic year, a capstone course on the statistical analysis of sports data was conducted at St. Lawrence University. Eight students were involved in this seminar, known as the Statistics in Sports Senior Year Seminar (SiSSYS). In this presentation, we summarize some of the analyses produced by these students. These include applications of previously described statistical work in the literature to current data sets in different sports. As part of this poster we discuss the data and methods utilized by students in this seminar. Another talk at this JSM will discuss the organization and implementation of such a capstone experience."

Student participants in the seminar were Laura Daley, Andrew Ford, Jared Fostveit, Royce Lawrence, Dennis Lock, Rob LaMere, Peter McGoldrick and Jamie Wolff.

More: The Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics Web site

Posted: August 28, 2008

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