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madeline swartz

Congratulations to Madeline Swartz for Honorable Mention for her Evaporating Liquids poster!

The Science Outreach Center (SOC) at Saint Francis University is pleased to announce the winning posters for the 2017 Pennsylvania Statistics Poster Competition, hosted for the ninth year by Saint Francis University. The annual state competition is in its twenty-first year overall, and is coordinated by the SOC and the Department of Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science.  Cash awards of $96 for first place, $72 for second, $48 for third, and $24 for fourth in each of four grade levels are awarded to the students who submitted winning posters.  External financial support is provided by several regional and state professional organizations, including the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Association of Teachers of Mathematics of Philadelphia and Vicinity, Laurel Highlands Mathematics Alliance, Mathematics Council of Western Pennsylvania, and the Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh Chapters of the American Statistical Association (ASA). A statistics poster is a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data. Winning posters are submitted to the National Statistics Poster Competition, which is coordinated by the American Statistical Association. The 564 posters include 111 in the K-3 grade category, 216 from grades 4-6, 120 from grades 7-9, and 117 from grades 10-12. Judging for the Competition was held on Saturday, March 11, 2017.  Congratulations to all the students who created and submitted the winning and honorable mention posters, and to the teachers who guided the students.  ​