Jorge L. Romeu

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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)
When Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, Cubans on both sides of the political differend committed a costly strategic error. We allowed our internal struggle to become a football in the Cold War game. Cas-tro sided with the Soviet Union, at a time when a nuclear war could destroy everything. The Cuban opposition sided with the United States, who sought to(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)
De Dulcinea, en ansias de la muerte, !di que siempre será la más fermosa! Del soneto " La más fermosa " Enrique Hernández Miyares This paper follows-up on earlier work (Romeu, 2007); we refer the reader to this material for background on Six Sigma and for an in-depth discussion of the need for a peaceful transition to pluralism in Cuba. Here, we develop a(More)
Laboratory/workshop and cooperative learning approaches are methods that raise student interest and involvement in their coursework. The present paper presents an experience in applying such methods to teaching a general statistics course to non-mathematics majors. A voluntary, one-hour weekly lab was offered to our students. How it was developed, using(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)