One Day Short Course on Friday March 3rd, 2017
Effective Presentations for Statisticians
Instructor: Jennifer Van Mullekom, Virginia Tech University
Location: The Conference Center at Penn State - Great Valley Campus (Room 228)
Date: Friday March 3, 2017
Registration: 8:00 am
Course begins: 8:30 am
Note: Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.
Effective Presentations for Statisticians:
Public speaking is the number one fear in America, yet being able to do so is absolutely critical for success in business settings. Statisticians must be able to effectively convey their ideas to clients, collaborators, and decision-makers. Presenting in the modern world is even more daunting when speakers have the opportunity to employ slideware, videos, and live demos. Unfortunately, university coursework and professional development programs are often not targeted towards sharpening these skills. This short course, developed and taught by statisticians, will provide an opportunity to learn how to employ different methods and tools in the phases of the framework below:
The material covered in the course is geared toward scientific presentations and is based on the works of Garr Reynolds and Michael Alley, among others. The course will emphasize the importance of stepping away from the computer to Prepare an effective message aimed at your core point guided with a series of questions and tips. The Design phase emphasizes the importance of structure, streamlining, and good graphic design accompanied by a series of checklists. Of course, “Practice makes perfect” so we cannot skip this step. Finally, engaging the audience and effectively using the room and equipment is covered in the Deliver phase and is complimented with a handy list of dos and don’ts. No matter where you are in your journey for presentation success, improvement is always possible. We look forward to seeing you in this valuable class where you can hone your skills! Be prepared for an active class full of discussion and group exercises.
About the Instructor
Jennifer H. Van Mullekom joined Virginia Tech in Fall 2016 as the Director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) and an Associate Professor of Statistical Practice. She teaches a collaboration skills course to graduate students and mentors them as they practice statistics as LISA collaborators.
Formerly, she was a Senior Consulting Statistician in DuPont's Applied Statistics Group. supporting the DuPont Protection Technologies business. At DuPont, she provided statistical leadership to the Tyvek® Medical Packaging Transition Project in the areas of product development, commercialization, and regulatory. Her contributions to the development portion of that project earned her a DuPont Engineering Excellence Award in 2014, one of the company’s highest honors.
Jen is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She has been involved in the ASA's Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences since 1998 and has held various positions including Publicity Chair, Marquardt Speaker Chair, and Section Chair. She has co-developed the ASA's course on "Effective Presentations for Statisticians" as a member of past ASA President Bob Rodriguez's Career Success Factors Task Group. Other contributions to ASA include JSM presentations, Fall Technical Conference Presentations, and conference committee memberships including the Conference on Statistical Practice.
She holds three US Patents and has also worked at Lubrizol and Capital One. Her statistical areas of interest include equivalence testing, regression modeling, response surface designs, and mixed models. Jennifer received her PhD and MS from Virginia Tech in 1998 and 1995 respectively. She holds undergraduate degrees from Concord University in Mathematics (1993) and Mathematics Education (1994).
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