Are some counties in Illinois dealing with coronavirus (COVID-19) higher than others? Can we discover proof of worldwide warming within the patterns of melting lake ice in Russia? These are among the matters that can be coated this fall in ECO 138: Economic Reasoning Using Statistics. The introductory statistics course taught by Dr. Eric Lenz has been modified to incorporate real-world venture knowledge and evaluation.
Lenz’ work was funded by a Teaching Innovations Grant offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT), and with this funding he employed undergraduate scholar Anna Kraft to collaborate with different departments at Illinois State. Faculty within the College of Education, School of Biological Sciences, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and different models offered steering and in some circumstances precise knowledge for ECO 138 college students. For occasion, Dr. Rebekka Darner, an affiliate professor in Biological Sciences, urged assets from Project EDDIE (Environmental Data-driven Inquiry & Exploration), a venture funded partially by the National Science Foundation for which she is a co-principal investigator with Dr. Catherine O’Reilly.
The 10 tasks created by Lenz and Kraft will present ECO 138 college students real-world expertise with statistics and knowledge evaluation this fall. Lenz earned his Ph.D. in economics at Southern Illinois University, has taught a number of programs in economics and worldwide affairs at Texas A&M University, and can be educating ECO 138 once more in spring 2021.