Jorge L. Romeu

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Teaching statistics to engineers is a challenging task. First, lacking space, many engineering curricula include few or no statistics courses, and these are often packed and highly theoretical. Thence, students don't perceive statistics as a part of their engineering toolkit, but as a nuisance to endure. On the other hand, engineering is a two-part(More)
During the Spring of 1995 a statistical experiment to assess the effects of two methods of teaching introduction to Computer programming concepts, was developed. The experiment implemented two teaching approaches: traditional lecture vs. laboratory (technology). Several performance measures were defined and then collected throughout the course, to assess(More)
Introduction Data are scientific or technical measurements represented by numbers or other means [1]. Their importance in scientific and engineering work can never be stressed enough. The heart and soul of statistical analysis are the data. It is well known that bad data induces the so-called GIGO model: Garbage In, Garbage Out. In plain English, no(More)
This paper discusses our teaching approach in graduate level Engineering Statistics. It is based on learning groups, contextual projects, discrete event simulation models and the use of modern technology, to entice student motivation. The use of group projects and presentations to generate, model, and analyze data in practical engineering applications, is(More)
Cuban Blue (or Symbolic) Lodge masons constitute one of the oldest, largest and geographically most widely spread organizations of Cuban civil society. We examine the evolution of such masons, using annual membership data from the confederation of all Blue Lodges (or Grand Lodge). Defining the equivalent of population at risk, a new Masonic indicator is(More)