Astrostatistics WEST 2018: this team of scientist/engineer educators designed and taught an inquiry lab activity through ISEE’s Professional Development Program

team-2018-02L-R: Amanda Quirk, Christine O'Donnell, Asher Wasserman, Paolo Turri

VenueAstrostats WEST

Team Members: 

Team Leader: Asher Wasserman, Graduate Student, Astronomy, UC Santa Cruz

Amanda Quirk, Graduate Student, Astronomy, UC Santa Cruz

Christine O'Donnell, Graduate Student, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Arizona

Paolo Turri, Postdoc, Astronomy, UC Berkeley

Audience: 24 UCSC Transfer students (undergraduates)

Activity Name: Bayes'd & Confused

Learning Goals: Using Bayesian inference to update prior beliefs about astrophysical objects in light of new data, and explaining results using evidence.

Funding for this team was provided by: National Science Foundation (#1339067, AST#1643290, AST#17431117)