Splash at Northwestern: Winter Splash February 26th, 2023


NU Splash Biography

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FENGQING ZHANG, ESP Teacher




College: Northwestern University

Major: Statistics

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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M158: Statistical Decision Making with Candy in Splash 2012 (Mar. 31, 2012)
While eating a bag of M&Ms or Skittles, have you ever thought to yourself “Hey, they didn’t give me enough of my favorite color or flavor.” You may have even thought that they didn’t give you the correct amount of candy. In this course, we will introduce the general framework of probability and statistical decision making. Then we will put the framework into action by conducting an experiment with M&Ms or Skittles. Our goal is to give you a glimpse into various applications of statistics and why statistics is an important part of all our futures. Students should bring a writing utensil and a calculator, although calculations could be done by hand.