John Hooper Medal for Statistics 2014

Winners of the John Hooper Medal announced

The results of the 4th annual John Hooper Medal for Statistics have been announced. This yearly competition aims to enhance and enrich students’ abilities to interpret their environment and how they engage with it, through the use of statistics. This Central Statistics Office run initiative seeks to place statistics firmly within the domain of everyday life.

The poster competition aims to encourage students to work as a team while investigating real-life questions. It also encourages the development of calculation and graphical skills.

In 2014, over 388 posters were submitted. First prize winners of the medal this year was Hamilton High School, in Bandon Co. Cork for their poster “Should the voting age be lowered to 16?” The students behind this poster were Liam O Driscoll and David O Callaghan and their teacher was John O Sullivan. Links to all posters, as well as full prize listings for other groups are available from the CSO website.