JSM Speed Sessions challenge presenters to describe their contribution clearly and succinctly, both orally in in an e-poster. A speed session consists of 20 oral presentations of four minutes each, with a 10-minute break after the first set of 10 talks. The short oral presentations are followed by an e-poster session on the same day.
The Section on Statistical Education sponsors two speed session awards intended to encourage high quality presentations: Best Speed Session Award, and Honorable Mention Speed Session Award. They are determined by a panel of judges and are based on the quality of the oral presentation and the quality of the follow-up poster presentation.
Current and Past Recipients:
Speed Session Award given by the Statistical Education Section for JSM 2023.
- Winner: Megan Mocko, Warrington College of Business, University of Florida, “What can TPACK inform us about teaching graphical displays?”
- Honorable Mention: Bernhard Klingenberg, Williams College, “Mobile Apps for Statistics”
- Honorable Mention: Amy Wagaman, Amherst College, “Writing Support for Students Learning How to Communicate about Statistics and Data”
- Special Recognition: Jake Tan, “Team Contributions to the Alliance in FRC Regional Competitions”
No Speed Session Award for JSM 2020 and JSM 2021, given the virtual setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speed Session Award given by the Statistical Education Section for JSM 2019.
- Winner: Gwendolyn Marie Eadie, University of Washington, "Active-Learning for Bayesian Inference: An Introductory Exercise Using MandM's Candy"
- Honorable Mention: Ginger Holmes Rowell, Middle Tennessee State University, "Digital Metaphors: a Tool to Provide Insights into Introductory Statistics Students' Motivation and Success"
- Honorable Mention: Allison Theobold, Montana State University, "Computational Workshops to Facilitate Implementation of Statistics in Scientific Research"
Speed Session Award given by the Statistical Education Section for JSM 2018.
- Winner: Philipp Burckhardt, Carnegie Mellon University, "How Students Make Sense of Data on an E-Learning Platform"
- Honorable Mention: Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University, "Introducing Forecast Intervals with a Confidence Game"
Speed Session Award given by the Statistical Education Section for JSM 2017.
- Winner: Melissa Pittard, University of Kentucky, "Using Video Presentations for Assessment in Introductory Statistics Courses"
Speed Session Award given by the Statistical Education Section for JSM 2016.
- Winner: Kelly McConville, Swarthmore College, "Are Volcanic Eruptions Increasing? An Example of Teaching Data Wrangling and Visualization in Stat 2"
- Honorable Mention: Phyllis Curtiss, Grand Valley State University, "Investigating How the Wording of a Survey Question Can Change the Results"
- Honorable Mention: Kevin Ross, Cal Poly, "Classroom Investigations of Recent Research Concerning the Gamblers' Fallacy"
The first ever Speed Session Award given by the Statistical Education Section was awarded for JSM 2015.
- Winner: Paul Stephenson, Grand Valley State University, "Reinforcing Experimental Design with Activities"
- Honorable Mention: Michael Posner, Villanova University, "Are Pie Charts Really So Bad? An Experiment on Visualization"