There’s a new video series launching in the SAS Education department unlike anything that’s ever been done before. It’s called Stat Wars.
Here’s how it works… two SAS instructors go head-to-head and battle it out over a statistics challenge. (So far no injuries have been reported.) It’s educational and engaging, and best of all, highly entertaining!
The hosts are Marc Huber and Danny Modlin, both SAS instructors and statistics wizards.
But who exactly are these guys about to hit celebrity status? Before we start seeing the paparazzi outside the SAS campus and the duo is spoofed on Saturday Night Live, I sat down with them to find out why they took on this unique challenge.
“I’m having a good time” said Modlin. “There’s always been an element of playful sparring between us.”
Modlin and Huber admit they’ve never had any previous on-camera experience. However, they are used to getting up in front of a class of students and teaching.
“I’m out of my comfort zone on camera,” admits Huber. “However, I like the concept and it’s a great way to show what SAS can do.”
The latest episode, which you can watch below, is a challenge over the best way to compare the average SAT scores by gender.
“These are the types of questions our students frequently ask us in our Statistics 1 classes,” said Huber.
They’re also looking for people to submit questions and ideas for future episodes. If you have a suggestion, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet using the hashtag #statwars.
I hope to check back in with Huber and Modlin as the series grows – that is, if their celebrity status isn’t too big yet.