Since Statistics has wide application, in all my classes I give my students a flavor of the applied aspect of the subject. Although in theoretical classes such as Math 131, students don't get to see actual application, for classes such as Math 37 and Math 130, I always incorporate numerous applied examples in my lectures so that students know what statistics is capable of doing. In these applied classes I have my students do group or individual projects at the end of the semester. I require them to come up with their own project idea which gives them a sense of what it feels like to be a researcher. Almost every student in these classes comments on this term project as being very rewarding.
Associate Professor of Mathematics