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Honors Stats Contest

The High School Honors Statistics Contest was created in 2007 in conjunction with the Kyoto Laureate Symposium that year, which was held at UCSD. One of the laureates was Hirotugu Akaike, who received the prize for his "major contribution to statistical science".

At the suggestion of Jeff Remmel, the Honors Statistics Contest was inaugurated that year to recognize the work of Probability and Statistics high school teachers in the San Diego County and the excellence of their students. The contest has been held each year ever since. It is co-sponsored by the UCSD Department of Mathematics and the UCSD Division of Physical Sciences.

Each year the contest attracts around 60 participants from about 10 high schools throughout the county to participate in a two-part statistics competition held on the UCSD campus in late April.

The contest has two parts. The first part consists of 25 multiple-choice questions and lasts 60 minutes. The second part consists of 4 written-response questions and lasts 90 minutes. The material covers the AP Placement Probability and Statistics and Probability and Statistics California Mathematics Content Standards, and the College Board AP Statistics content.

This Year

The contest will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00am to 12:00pm on the UCSD campus (location to be determined). Registration will open at 8:30am and close at 8:50am.

To participate, each coach must register his/her team by April 15, using the following form. (Note that a coach can change the composition of his/her team after the initial submission until two days before the event.)


If you have any questions, please contact Ery Arias-Castro at eariasca at ucsd dot edu.