Statistics at the Minnesota State Fair

Statistics students operated an information booth at the Minnesota State Fair last week, interacting with fairgoers in the University of Minnesota Crossroads Building. Those who visited the statistics booth had an opportunity to learn about the Galton Board––an intuitive device used for demonstrating foundational statistical concepts like the central limit theorem and regression to the mean. Visitors observed Galton Boards in action and then applied their understanding to estimate the outcome of dropping a game piece through a large, interactive Galton Board. Activities were planned by the School of Statistics Graduate Student Liaison Committee as a way of communicating the value of statistics and continuing to build interest in the field.

Two statistics students interact with three female fair attendees at a gold and maroon information booth
Fairgoers interact with School of Statistics students Yuyan Liu and Oliver Vandenberg.
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