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Service-Learning Project Archives: Syvillia Averett, Ph.D.

Syvillia Averett, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Mathematics and Data Science

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Service-Learning Sections:            2

Service-Learning Courses:            2

  • Honors Elementary Statistics
  • Honors Probability & Statistics

Key Partnership:

  • Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM)

Dr. Syvillia Averett began integrating service-learning in her courses in spring 2019. During the most recent project in fall 2021, students enrolled in Honors Elementary Statistics combined their interest in Environmental Science with their statistical studies to perform data analysis on ocean float data. The students used data from the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) float program to investigate whether seasons play a role in temperature, oxygen levels, and chlorophyll measurements. The goal of the analysis project was to create educational signage around global climate change and how scientists are using technology like the SOCCOM floats to inform their research and findings. Students were advised by Dr. Syvillia Averett (Math and Data Science) and Dr. James Deemy (Environmental Science).