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Posts from ‘April, 2010’

Hampden-Sydney Teams Excel in COMAP Competition

Hampden-Sydney’s first foray into the prestigious COMAP Mathematical Competition in Modeling was an unqualified success.  All three teams did an outstanding job in the contest, and will receive certificates from COMAP recognizing their work.  Team Beta did especially well, with team members Cameron Auker, Nathan Parr, and Doug Vermilya earning a coveted “Meritorious” award for their […]

Odds Are, It’s Wrong

The current issue of Science News has an interesting article on the use and misuse of statistics in science.  There is a good discussion on the general lack of understanding of the concept of statistical significance within the scientific community.  The article also touches on the problem of testing multiple hypotheses simultaneously, and on the […]