Flint: One City, 100 Years of Variability

June 24, 2014 – June 28, 2014

Conference Overview

This international conference was organized by Kettering University to celebrate the International Year of Statistics 2013 and the 175th anniversary of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Our intention was to bring together statisticians with expertise in statistical modeling, education, and applications. The conference focused on multi-disciplinary use of historical data for urban communities. Data about the City of Flint, MI, consisting of up to 100 years of demographic, health, labor, census, and crime records were summarized in advance of the conference and made available to the participants.

Flint history spans the early years of the automotive industry, the force behind Flint’s growth, as well as its decline, both of which have had an impact on the Flint community. Each session of the conference started with an extended presentation of the statistical achievements and perspectives in the discussed area, followed by several talks on current research and results.

Conference Topics

The conference's main focus will be on (but not limited to) the research methods, modeling, and analysis of historical data in the following areas:


Conference Poster


Flint International Statistics Conference Announcement, Kettering University

Conference Program


Flint International Statistics Conference Agenda, Kettering University