Workshop on Bayesian Methods in Science Education

Application for the Bayes BATS program is now open at .

BATS is a three-tiered program geared at STEM educators who would like to incorporate Bayesian thinking and methods into their own disciplinary courses. Funded by the National Science Foundation, up to 20 attendees, who will be US citizens and permanent residents from diverse scholarly backgrounds and educational environments, will spend July 10-14, 2023 at the University of California Irvine in an instructor-training bootcamp. In the second tier of the program, roughly 10 attendees will spend Fall 2023 developing teaching and learning materials for their courses with the support of the BATS PIs, and in the third tier, selected instructors will receive support to disseminate their teaching and learning materials through conferences and publications. Prior exposure to Bayesian statistical methods is not assumed.

Program objectives include increasing the number of undergraduate students exposed to Bayesian methods, enhancing the capacity of STEM instructors to include Bayesian materials in their teaching, and development of teaching and learning materials that showcase use of Bayesian methods in STEM. More details can be found at the BATS website.

We welcome STEM faculty members of all career stages who have interest in incorporating Bayesian methods in their classes at all undergraduate levels. Instructors at minority serving institutions are particularly encouraged to apply. Due to funding restrictions, only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible.

Interested applicants are asked to complete a short Qualtrics survey describing their educational background and interests. Applications are due February 15, 2023.

Questions can be directed to Dr. Mine Dogucu at

Very best,
The BATS PI Team
Mine Dogucu, Monika Hu, and Amy Herring