Quantitative Literacy Symposium

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Registration Deadline Approaching for ‘Teaching Quantitative Reasoning Through Civic Engagement’

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 9th

Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, MN will host to the Midwest SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) Center for Innovation Fall Symposium on Teaching Quantitative Reasoning through Civic Issues. The symposium will be held on November 6th and 7th on Metropolitan State University’s Saint Paul campus.

The events on Nov. 6th will begin with registration at 5:00 p.m. followed by a keynote address by Professor Deborah Hughes Hallett. Professor Hallet holds a joint appointment at the Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Arizona and is currently teaching a course at Harvard, Politics and Policies: What Can Statistics Tell Us?

On Saturday, Nov. 7th, the events will run from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. beginning with a plenary address by Professor of Psychology Neil Lutsky from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. Professor Lutsky is the former director of the Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning and Knowledge (QuIRK) Initiative. Following the plenary will be break-out sessions for contributed and invited papers and poster presentations. Undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in the symposium. There are a limited number of registration waivers available for undergraduate students on a first come, first serve basis.

The registration form may be downloaded from the SCI-Midwest page (please scroll down to the symposium announcement under Upcoming Events).

Contact the symposium organizer, Cindy Kaus, with any questions.

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About Dr. J. Metzker

I believe in the power of a liberal education to transform individuals and society. I am currently the Executive Director of the Brown Center for Faculty Innovation and Excellence. Formerly, I led a community engagement initiative and held a full professorship in chemistry at a public liberal arts university. I am a proud product of The Evergreen State College.
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