InspiRing InstRuction: A panel on teaching

InspiRing InstRuction: A panel on teaching

November 12, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Someone in your department, company, or class comes to you and says: "I want to learn R; where do I start?" Or, "how do I take my R skills to the next level?" Hear from 3 R-Ladies on how to make R pedagogy work for different groups of people!

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Tentative Agenda
Times are in EST
7:00 p.m: Meet and Greet!
7:10 p.m: Introduction from the panelists
7:25 p.m: Moderated panel
7:50 p.m: Questions from the audience
8:00 p.m: Wrap up

R-Ladies Chicago and R-Ladies East Lansing will be a hosting a joint November virtual meetup featuring 3 panelists:

**Alison Hill** is a Data Scientist & Professional Educator at RStudio. Prior to joining RStudio, Dr. Hill was an Associate Professor and Center Assistant Director at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where she was an NIH-funded Principal Investigator. Her work has been published in Pediatrics, Autism Research, and other peer-reviewed journals. She has developed and taught several advanced courses and workshops on data visualization and communicating with data. Dr. Hill is also an international keynote speaker, award-winning educator, and co-author of the book blogdown: Creating Websites with R Markdown.

**Marynia Kolak** is an Assistant Director of Health Informatics at the Center for Spatial Data Science at University of Chicago, where she also teaches full time as a Lecturer in Geographic Information Science. Dr. Kolak is interested in Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and using open science tools as an exploratory data analytic approach to investigate issues of equity across space and time.

**Katie Fitzgerald** is a PhD Candidate in Statistics at Northwestern University. Her research is in statistical methods for social policy, including work in meta-analysis, data visualization, and statistical cognition. She is passionate about statistics education and pedagogy and is pursuing a career at a liberal arts university. When she's not doing statistics, you can find her at Northwestern’s gorgeous lakefront, biking, hammocking, reading, or indulging in good food.

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Everyone is welcome to attend, including women, LGBTQ+, and men. As a diversity initiative, the mission of R-Ladies is to achieve proportionate representation by encouraging, inspiring, and empowering people of genders currently underrepresented in the R community. We encourage leadership by gender minorities and participation by all

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Meetup sponsor: Department of Computational Mathematics, Science & Engineering, Michigan State University

Date: November 12, 2020 from 7:00p-8:00p


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