International Statistical Literacy Competition 2011

Canadian students place first and third in the International Statistical Literacy Competition 2011

The winners of the second International Statistical Literacy Competition were announced in Dublin, Ireland during the 58th Congress of the International Statistical Institute.

In the 1995-1997 age group, Holly Ayles and Emily Baxter of Bliss Carman Middle School, Fredericton, New Brunswick placed first for their project "La Pollution Lumineuse".  Students from Portugal, New Zealand, and Finland were the other award winners.

In the 1992-1994 age group, Cecilia Wright of Webber Academy, Calgary, Alberta placed third for her poster "Black Gold and Alberta's Rivers".  Students from Finland, Portugal, and Hungary also won prizes.

The second International Statistical Literacy Competition is a project of the International Association for Statistics Education.  In the second competition, over 5,000 students from 17 countries took part.  Entrants were required to create a poster on their work using statistical methods to investigate questions about the environment.  For more information about the competition see http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/islp/competition-second

 

Holly Ayles and Emily Baxter with their prize-winning poster, photo courtesy of The Daily Gleaner

Cecilia Wright's prize winning poster, photo courtesy of Statistics Canada