An overlooked (by this blog) piece of news worth posting about in my opinion. Per CSO:
"In Hong Kong today at the World Statistics Congress 2013 Irish maths students were placed among the best in the world in a poster competition run by the International Association of Statistical Education (IASE) in collaboration with the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP). The poster competition attracted over 7,200 entries, from 117 different countries, across five continents, including the USA, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, all the EU member states and South Africa. The theme of the ISLP poster competition, this year, was Agriculture."
Well done to Irish students! Congratulations to all five on their stellar work! And well done to the CSO for running the John Hopper Medal for Statistics poster competition in Ireland.
Full information about their work and the competition is here: http://cso.ie/en/newsandevents/pressreleases/2013pressreleases/irishmathsstudentsamongthebestintheworld/