November 18, 2015


The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is pleased to announce the creation of the Kenneth and Grace Vos Endowment for Excellence in Mathematics and Statistics.  This endowment provides flexibility to pursue a range of activities that will encourage and promote creative and innovative education in mathematics and statistics.

The first public events sponsored by the endowment will be two presentations by Chris Franklin on December 10, 2015.  At 3:30 pm, Dr. Franklin will speak in the Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium on the topic Navigating the Data Stream — An Essential Life Skill.  At 6:30 pm, she will discuss the role of statistics in K-12 education.  The title of that presentation is Statistics and K-12 in the United States: We’ve Come a Long Way!

Both talks are open to the public, and we especially encourage parents, K-12 educators, and others interested in K-12 education to join us for the evening event.  We ask that you RSVP online to help us estimate the number of people who will be attending.

More information about Chris Franklin and her presentations is available at the links above.

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