GO-Science to Celebrate the International Year of Statistics in 2013

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GO-Science, a regional science and technology center serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina, has been selected to participate in the United Nations International Year of Statistics. GO-Science will be recognizing the importance of statistics education and highlighting valuable resources for educators and students to use in the classroom throughout the year.

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Our world is increasingly data-rich and data-dependent. Statistical analysis extracts information from this voluminous data to form the basis for decision-making in all types of organizations. Without statistics, life would be very different.

GO-Science, a regional science and technology center serving 29 counties in eastern North Carolina, has been selected to participate in the United Nations International Year of Statistics. GO-Science will be recognizing the importance of statistics education and highlighting valuable resources for educators and students to use in the classroom throughout the year.

The International Year of Statistics is a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of the statistics field to finding solutions to global challenges. The goals of IYS (International Year of Statistics) is to increase public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on society, nurture statistics as a profession, and promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics.

GO-Science will collaborate with other Statistics2013 participants, which include national and international professional societies, universities, schools, businesses, government agencies and research institutes. Collectively these groups will help millions of people understand the value of statistical science through seminars, workshops and outreach to students and the media.

Statistics—the science of learning from data and of measuring, controlling and communicating uncertainty—is much more than numbers on sports pages. Statistical science has powerful and far reaching effects on everyone, yet most people are unaware of how it improves their lives.

Examples of the impact of statistics abound in our society. For instance, statistics predicts weather and other natural hazards, powers Internet search engines and marketing campaigns, discovers and develops new drugs and makes the world secure and sustainable. Throughout the last two centuries, statistics was indispensable in confirming many of humankind’s greatest scientific discoveries and breakthroughs, such as the Higgs-Boson particle and the agricultural Green Revolution.

Our world is increasingly data-rich and data-dependent. Statistical analysis extracts information from this voluminous data to form the basis for decision-making in all types of organizations. Without statistics, life would be very different.

Individuals interested in learning more about how to participate in the International Year of Statistics can visit http://www.statistics2013.org and residents of Eastern North Carolina can visit http://www.GO-Science.org for more information about activities and events available locally in North Carolina to celebrate Statistics2013.

GO-Science is a first-class learning experience for Eastern North Carolina that provides inspirational, motivational, and educational programs and activities for children, adults, and schools in order to help participants appreciate the role of science in our lives; believing that the knowledge of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEM) is a core understanding and capacity of an educated community.

GO-Science, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to bring informal science education programs to the public through hands-on learning, recently announced the development of a Science Center in Greenville. While the fundraising and renovation of the current site at 729 Dickinson Ave., in Greenville, NC proceeds the organization is offering extensive public and school outreach services in over 29 counties in Eastern North Carolina.

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