USCOTS 2021: Expanding Opportunities

June 28 - July 1, 2021

Registration is now open for the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS).  This conference will be held virtually on June 28 - July 1, 2021, with pre-conference workshops starting on June 24.  The conference theme is “Expanding Opportunities.”  

Keynote presentations will be given by

Rebecca Nugent (Carnegie Mellon),
Catherine D’Ignazio (MIT) and Lauren Klein (Emory), authors of Data Feminism, and
Alana Unfried (CSU – Monterey Bay).  

A keynote panel discussion on “Expanding Horizons and Fostering Diversity” will feature

Felicia Simpson (Winston-Salem State University),
Jaqueline Hughes-Oliver (North Carolina State University),
Jamylle Carter (Diablo Valley College),
Prince Afriyie (University of Virginia), and
Samuel Echevarria-Cruz (Austin Community College).

In addition to thought-provoking keynote presentations, the conference program also includes: 

  • opening and closing sessions with lively five-minute presentations, 
  • interactive breakout sessions, 
  • posters-and-beyond sessions, 
  • birds-of-a-feather discussions, 
  • speed mentoring session, 
  • pre-conference workshops,
  • exhibitor technology demonstrations,
  • an awards ceremony featuring the presentation of the George Cobb Lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics Education.


The conference registration fee is only $25, which can be reduced to:

  • $15 for those affiliated with a CAUSE member institution;
  • free for those who create a short video for the SPARKS Challenge (;
  • free for those for whom any fee would be a burden.

Questions can be addressed to program co-chairs Allan Rossman ( and Kelly McConville (, or to CAUSE director Dennis Pearl (

Event Type


Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)


Penn State Eberly College of Science
American Statistical Association
National Institute of Statistical Sciences


The conference registration fee is only $25 - but discounts can be applied


Virtual Conference