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ASA 2020 Poster and Project Competition

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The poster and project competitions are directed by the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on K–12 Education in Statistics and Probability. The 2020 ASA Data Visualization Poster Competition leader is Jennifer Broatch of Arizona State University. Nathan Kidwell of Oaxaca Christian School in Oaxaca, Mexico, served as the head project competition leader, and Michelle Larson of the University of Iowa served as the associate project competition leader.

Although K–12 posters are typically due every year on April 1, the deadline was extended to June 1 this year due to COVID-19. Also, posters were submitted digitally for the first time as either photos of physical posters or digital posters. Projects (written reports) for grades 7–12 are due every year on June 1. Visit the competition webpages (under the Student Competitions bar) for information, including previous winners, entry forms, instructional webinars, and the rubrics used for judging the posters and projects. Check out higher-resolution PDF of the posters.

Get Involved
For information about how you can start a regional poster competition or mentor students in your area, see the article appearing in the July 2011 issue of Amstat News.

For additional information or questions regarding how to get involved in the poster or project competitions, contact ASA Director of Education Rebecca Nichols.

2020 Regional Poster Competition Leaders

Connecticut Chapter Statistical Poster Competition
Zhou Fan, Yale University

Kansas/Western Missouri Statistics Poster Contest
Ananda Jayawardhana, Pittsburg State University

Michigan Statistics Poster Competition
Dan Adrian, Grand Valley State University

Nevada K–12 Statistics Poster Competition
Tia Price, Durango High School

Ohio Statistics Poster Competition
Jerry Moreno, John Carroll University

Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition
Pete Skoner, Saint Francis University Science Outreach Center

Pullman, Washington Statistics Poster Competition
Dean Johnson, Washington State University

Washington Statistical Society Poster Competition (DC Metro Area)
Elizabeth Petraglia, Westat

ASA National Data Visualization Poster Competition
Leader: Jennifer Broatch, Arizona State University
Contact: Rebecca Nichols, ASA Director of Education

Students outside the regional competition areas submit their posters directly to the ASA office, which are then separately judged by the Washington Statistical Society as part of the Other Region. The best posters from each region are sent to the national judging. Information on regional poster competitions and winners are available on the individual regional poster competition websites.

Grades K–3

FIRST PLACE
Grades K-3 First Place Poster winner Saanvi Jahagirdar Are We Safe in Our School?  Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School Groton, Connecticut
Saanvi Jahagirdar
Are We Safe in Our School?
Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School
Groton, Connecticut

SECOND PLACE
Grades K-3 Second Place Poster Winner Kevin Joowoo Park and Eden Kang Favorite Sports in 3rd Grade  Sycamore Ridge Elementary School San Diego, California
Kevin Joowoo Park and Eden Kang
Favorite Sports in 3rd Grade
Sycamore Ridge Elementary School
San Diego, California

THIRD PLACE
Grades K-3 Third Place Winner Isaac Freeman Do NUT Eat That  Rydal Elementary School Abington, Pennsylvania
Isaac Freeman
Do NUT Eat That
Rydal Elementary School
Abington, Pennsylvania

HONORABLE MENTIONS
Grades K-3 Honorable Mention Mubtasim Rafan Exploring Pi Dorothy C. Goodwin Elementary School Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut
Mubtasim Rafan
Exploring Pi
Dorothy C. Goodwin Elementary School
Storrs Mansfield, Connecticut

Grades K-3 Honorable Mention Evelyn Kuo Fiddle for Females? Rydal Elementary School Abington, Pennsylvania
Evelyn Kuo
Fiddle for Females?
Rydal Elementary School Abington, Pennsylvania

Grades 4–6

FIRST PLACE
Grades 4–6 FIRST PLACE WINNER Noah Petajisto COVID-19 Deaths in the Nordic Countries Town School for Boys San Francisco, California
Noah Petajisto
COVID-19 Deaths in the Nordic Countries
Town School for Boys
San Francisco, California

SECOND PLACE
Grades 4-6 SECOND PLACE WINNER Preston Lo Social Distancing and Outdoor Exercise Trends in My Neighborhood During COVID-19  Town School for Boys San Francisco, California
Preston Lo
Social Distancing and Outdoor Exercise Trends in My Neighborhood During COVID-19
Town School for Boys
San Francisco, California

THIRD PLACE
Grades 4-6 THIRD PLACE WINNER Paavani Tewari Weather Forecasts: The Good, the Bad, and the Wobbly!	 Uriah H. Lawton Elementary School Ann Arbor, Michigan
Paavani Tewari
Weather Forecasts: The Good, the Bad, and the Wobbly!
Uriah H. Lawton
Elementary School
Ann Arbor, Michigan

HONORABLE MENTION
GRADES 4-6 HONORABLE MENTION Mason Ogborne How Effective Is the Shelter in Place Order for California, and How Are the Residents Following the Rules? Town School for Boys San Francisco, California
Mason Ogborne
How Effective Is the Shelter in Place Order for California, and How Are the Residents Following the Rules?
Town School for Boys
San Francisco, California

Grades 7–9

FIRST PLACE
GRADES 7-9 FIRST PLACE WINNER Daniel Nikitin How Has COVID-19 Impacted Online Grocery Shopping Behavior? Roosevelt High School Seattle, Washington
Daniel Nikitin
How Has COVID-19 Impacted Online Grocery Shopping Behavior?
Roosevelt High School
Seattle, Washington

SECOND PLACE
GRADES 7-9 WINNER Jacob Schwartz and Lance Hartman Where Do You Find the Most Thrilling Roller Coasters? Hatboro-Horsham High School Horsham, Pennsylvania
Jacob Schwartz and Lance Hartman
Where Do You Find the Most Thrilling Roller Coasters?
Hatboro-Horsham High School
Horsham, Pennsylvania

THIRD PLACE
Grades 7-9 Third Place Winner Ellis Eisenberg The Impact of Stellar Mass on Exoplanet Systems Half Hollow Hills High School West	
Dix Hills, New York
Ellis Eisenberg
The Impact of Stellar Mass on Exoplanet Systems
Half Hollow Hills High School West
Dix Hills, New York

HONORABLE MENTION
GRADES 7-9 HONORABLE MENTION Mariam Hassan and Viti Chandra GIRL POWER = WORLD POWER?	 Half Hollow Hills High  School West Dix Hills, New York
Mariam Hassan and Viti Chandra
GIRL POWER = WORLD POWER?
Half Hollow Hills High
School West
Dix Hills, New York

Grades 10–12

FIRST PLACE
GRADES 10-12 FIRST PLACE WINNER <strong>Daniel Nikitin</strong> How Has COVID-19 Impacted Online Grocery Shopping Behavior? Roosevelt High School Seattle, Washington
Jeremy Dumalig
Did Stephen Curry Deserve to Win Unanimous MVP in 2016?
The Nueva School
San Mateo, California

SECOND PLACE
GRADES 10-12 SECOND PLACE WINNER Aissata Bah Beyond the Costs of Tuition Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts
Aissata Bah
Beyond the Costs of Tuition
Phillips Academy
Andover, Massachusetts

THIRD PLACE
GRADES 10-12 THIRD PLACE WINNER Douglas Yang Diving into the Data of Oceans and Coral Reefs	 Phillips Academy Andover, Massachusetts
Douglas Yang
Diving into the Data of Oceans and Coral Reefs
Phillips Academy
Andover, Massachusetts

HONORABLE MENTION
GRADES 10-12 HONORABLE MENTION Sarah Crockett, Sheldon Skoboloff, and RaeAnne Zobel Music Consumption Coronado High School Las Vegas, Nevada
Sarah Crockett, Sheldon Skoboloff, and RaeAnne Zobel
Music Consumption
Coronado High School
Las Vegas, Nevada

2020 National Project Competition Winners

Each year, the statistical project competition attracts a wide variety of submissions in which students from grades 7–12 conduct creative studies. The submission deadline for the project competition is June 1 to enable participation from high-school students who may have been preparing for the AP Statistics exam administered in mid-May. The statistical project competition is especially useful for these students because it provides them with opportunities to apply all the statistical skills they have acquired throughout the school year to solve real-world problems of interest to them.

GRADES 7 – 12

FIRST PLACE
Dylan Le, Emily Kang, Rachel Xu, and Hannah Zhang
Visual and Auditory Learning
Canyon Crest Academy
San Diego, California

Judge’s Comments: This was a solid and thorough project. Straightforward with no glaring errors. The hyperlinks to the videos are ok in this situation, but in general, are something students should not be inserting into projects.

SECOND PLACE
Claire Jiang, Christopher Caligiuri, Rashaun Bernard, and Heather Nguyen
Experimental Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Tide Pods versus Liquid Tide Detergent
Canyon Crest Academy
San Diego, California

Judge’s Comments: This topic was very creative and interesting. A lot of thought went into the design. The incorrect interpretation of the p-value was an error that could not be ignored.

THIRD PLACE
David Zhang and Kevin Wang
Has Rush Hour Traffic Drastically Changed in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Fremont High School
Sunnyvale, California

Judge’s Comments: This topic was very timely and interesting. The efforts to answer the statistical question were creative. It would have been better to randomize the day on which observations were collected. The formula for the test statistic was incorrect but may have been due to lack of software to insert proper notation. Students also stated that they “accepted” the alternative hypothesis, and there seemed to be some misunderstanding in regards to independence.

HONORABLE MENTION
Gianna Lepore
Does Name Brand Make a Difference in Tampon Absorbency?
Saline High School
Saline, Michigan

Judge’s Comments: This was a creative and interesting project. The student’s efforts were impressive. The communication of randomization indicated some misunderstanding that could not be ignored. The student also “accepted” the alternative hypothesis.

2020 National Project Competition Judges
Nathan Kidwell (Oaxaca Christian School in Oaxaca, Mexico) and Michelle Larson (University of Iowa) directed the project competition.

JUDGES
Patricia Bahnsen
Kyle Barriger
Ruth Carver
Renee Dale
Patricia Daniel
Lew Davidson
Lacey Echols
Kathie Emerson
David Gurney
Carla Hill
Amanda Holton
Marylesa Howard
Monica Hyjek
Leigh Johnson
Grazyna Kamburowska
Jessica Kohlschmidt
Brianna Kurtz
Jenny Langdon
Shinemin Lin
Anne Lipp-Read
Yixia Lu
Dione Maxwell
Cheryl McKeeman
Sally Miller
Shywanda Moore
Cindy Moss
Jesse Myers
Leigh Nataro
Heather Overstreet
Cindy Percival
Kathy Petko
Ruth Reece
Thomas Rothery
Julie Roy
Lisa Schell
Mohammed Shayib
Adam Shrager
Tim Sirois
Kelly Spoon
Sharon Sterken
Wanita Jane Thomas
Scott Travis
Doug Tyson
Hao-Nhien Vu
Susan Wasco
Marti Wayland
Janet White
Ronald White
Felicia Wider Lewis
Donna Young
Jason Dahl
Michael Drake
Megan Heyman
Julia Kirkpatrick
Dione Maxwell
Vicki McMillian
John (Jack) Mika

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