Student Chapter Hosts Counting Card Social
Chapter members and guests enjoy food before the presentation.
Attendees listen to the presentation directed by Statistics Club executive board member, Samuel Mirtil.
Samuel Mirtil demonstrates an interactive card-counting system.
Members split into groups so they can play cards. Samuel Mirtil demonstrates an interactive card-counting system and participants collectively count according to the methods just learned.
Photos courtesy of Florida International University
Krista Shuckerow, President of the Statistics Club at Florida International University
Every semester, the Statistics Club at Florida International University (FIU) plans for a board member to host an event related to one of their favorite statistical topics. In February, club board member Samuel Mirtil hosted a “counting cards” social, which included an interactive workshop on how to count cards using probability and expected values.
After Mirtil demonstrated how to count cards, everyone put their new skill to the test in games of Blackjack. For their effort, demonstration participants walked away with water bottles and pins with the club logo. All attendees left with a deck of cards so they could continue practicing their card-counting skills.
Approximately 20 people attended, the club gained three new members, and—most importantly—everyone had lots of statistics-related fun.