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Project Summary

StatPREP will foster the widespread use of data-centered methods and pedagogies in introductory statistics courses. This will in turn enhance the preparation of students to meet the demands of a data-driven workplace and to use the newly available resources in our data-centric world. StatPREP will work directly with college-level instructors, both online and in community-based workshops, to develop the understanding and skills needed to work and teach with modern data.

StatPREP will initiate community transformation focused on modernizing undergraduate statistics education. This project will offer an extended professional development program for mathematics faculty, particularly at two-year institutions, who teach introductory statistics, it will establish regional communities of practice to support these instructors, and it will provide them a national online support network with statistics education experts. This project also contributes to the goal to “improve STEM learning and learning environments by investigating the effectiveness of this professional development model as a catalyst for community transformation. The combined resources and reach of the MAA, ASA, and AMATYC will ensure the sustainability of StatPREP and the availability of this program to the largest possible audience.

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Join Us on MAA Connect!

MAA ConnectStatPREP Hub Commmunity on MAA Connect is an online platform where you can access resources, connect with colleagues, and view the StatPREP newsletter and webinar archives. It is free to join - simply follow these steps: 

  1. Go to
  2. Create an account or log into your existing account. 
  3. Click Communities > All Communities on the navigation bar. 
  4. On the "All Community Types" dropdown select "Sponsored Projects". 
  5. Select "StatPREP Hub Communities"
  6. Click Join
  7. Select your email preferences and then click Yes join the community.

Watch This Year's NSF STEM for All Video Showcase Entry

Earlier this year, MAA's StatPREP program participated in the NSF's STEM for All Video Showcase. The 2022 National Science Foundation STEM for All Video Showcase is an annual online event. Each year, it hosts between 100-200 three-minute video presentations from federally funded projects that aim to improve STEM (Science, Math, Engineering, and Mathematics) and computer science education. The theme for this year's showcase was access, inclusion, and equity.

Project Leadership Team

  • Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer, Mathematical Association of America
  • Donna LaLonde, American Statistical Association
  • Michael Brilleslyper,Florida Polytechnic University
  • Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University
  • Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College
  • Kathryn Kozak, Coconino Community College
  • Ambika Silva, College of the Canyons

Support for this Program

StatPREP is a partnership program of the MAA, AMATYC, and ASA. Support for StatPREP is provided by the National Science Foundation, Award DUE-1626337.



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