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Call to host ICOTS11

IASE, the International Association for Statistical Education, sponsors the International Congress for Teaching Statistics (ICOTS) every four years in different parts of the world. The goal of ICOTS is to give statistics educators and professionals the opportunity to exchange information, ideas and experiences, to present recent innovation and research in the field of statistics education, and to expand their range of collaborators. Recent ICOTS have been held in Flagstaff Arizona in the United States; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Salvador, Bahia, Brazil; ICOTS10 will be held in Kyoto, Japan on July 8-13, 2018➶.

IASE invites you to submit a proposal to host ICOTS11 during the summer of 2022. The proposal should contain the proposed location and rationale for that location, possible venues and potential lodging options near the venues; and names of people willing to take the responsibility for organizing the local arrangements. A form is available (see below) for guidance in providing the information the Executive Committee will need to help inform their decision. We welcome proposals from all parts of the world and strongly encourage you to apply. Proposals should be submitted to burrill@msu.edu. Deadline for submission of proposals is 15 March 2018. Contact Gail Burrill, President of IASE at burrill@msu.edu if you have any questions.

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The first International Handbook of Research in Statistics Education is now published online

Many thanks to the editors Dan Ben-Zvi, Kate Makar and Joan Garfield for this ground breaking contribution to statistics education research.

Gail Burrill, President IASE, Program in Research in Mathematics Education, Michigan State University

Call for requests for support For ICOTS10 presenters from developing countries (Deadline: 28 February 2018)

Dear Colleagues:

IASE and ISI are providing some funds to support people from developing countries who are presenting a paper or a poster at the upcoming ICOTS10, the premiere statistics education event, July 8-13, 2018, in Kyoto, Japan.

If you are (a) presenting a paper or a poster at ICOTS10, (b) are from a World Bank-listed developing country➶, (c) are a member of IASE and ISI, and (d) are in need of financial assistance to enable your attendance at ICOTS10, you are eligible to apply for support. (Note that to receive funding, an applicant must join both IASE and ISI; membership fees are kept low for developing countries.)

Because limited funds are available, partial funding is likely to be allocated rather than full funding. (Typically partially-funded applicants are able to supplement the IASE/ISI funding from other sources, helped by the award of the IASE/ISI funding.)

Please email your request to: Katie Makar (ipc@icots.info) by 28th February 2018 at the latest. In your email, please state:

(1) your full name, e-mail, country and institution/affiliation/department;

(2) your paper/poster title, and the paper's number (if a Contributed paper or poster) or the session number (if an invited paper), using the numbers in the scientific program section on the ICOTS website: http://icots.info/10/?topics;

(3) briefly describe your need for financial support, giving estimated costs for airfare and accommodation, and note any other financial support you presently have;

(4) briefly explain how your attendance + presentation at ICOTS will benefit statistics education in your country.

Once funding has been assured from ISI, awards and support will be allocated by the ICOTS10 International Programme Committee Executive, based on the criteria of:

  • significance of the contribution to ICOTS10;
  • benefit to the applicant's country;
  • need for financial support.

Please send by 28th February 2018 at the latest your request with all materials directly to Katie Makar ipc@icots.info. Please make sure the "subject line" in your email starts with "Request for ICOTS support -your-name" to ensure they can be processed promptly. We will not be able to handle partial requests or those that are sent after that date.

Funding is dependent on the support of the World Bank and ISI as well as IASE and decisions will be made as soon as possible after the deadline (and considering the number of applications), hopefully by mid-March. Our funds are based in part on World Bank and ISI help and in part on IASE's own resources. Since funds are limited, we hope that everybody understands that not all requests can be accommodated, or in full.

With best wishes, and thank you for your interest in ICOTS.

Gail Burrill, President, IASE