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Florence Nightingale Day – October 23rd, 2021 – Free Online Event for Middle and High School Students   Leave a comment

The Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) and the American Statistical Association (ASA) are pleased to host the fourth annual Florence Nightingale Day. This event will be held online for middle and high school students (grades 8-12) hosted by Ohio State University. This event is open to all students in the US and internationally.


A celebration of women in statistics and data science! Join us for the Florence Nightingale Day to discover the opportunities for careers in statistics and data science, to do fun data activities, and to develop connections. This event is free to students.


All middle and high school students ( at least 13 years old and before college/university) are welcome! This event is open to all students in the US and internationally. Women and underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to participate.


Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 10am-3:00pm EST (New York Time)


Held Online

For more information and registration, visit Florence Nightingale Day (

We hope you will encourage your middle and high school students to participate.

I am also including a few additional announcements below:

The Fall Data Challenge and this week’s What’s Going On in this Graph? (WGOITG?) are both focused on food insecurity.  The link to the graph is available at and information about the Fall Data Challenge (deadline November 7) is available at

There will also be a new issue of Statistics Teacher available at in the next month and an announcement about the free new book, Statistics and Data Science for Teachers.

We hope you will download the new Pre-K-12 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education II (GAISE II) Report: A Framework for Statistics and Data Science Education at The report is free to download or a hard copy is available via Amazon.

The American Statistical Association (ASA) offers free K–12 teacher meet-ups (via Zoom) to share resources and discuss K–12 statistics topics. To indicated interest in participating or to suggest topics or presenters, please visit

There is a free, one-year ASA membership at

There are other free K-12 statistics education resources at and


Rebecca Nichols 

K–16 Education Coordinator  

American Statistical Association
Promoting the Practice and Profession of Statistics
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1943
(703) 684-1221, Ext. 1877
Fax: (703) 997-7299


Posted October 15, 2021 by consultingstatistics in Uncategorized