Summertime Short Course at DEI:

Experimental Design and Biostatistics

Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2

The Downeast Institute is offering a one-week, intensive course designed for professionals who use experimentation to understand and manage natural systems, develop innovative technologies and processes, or who simply need to recognize and use reliable data to answer questions and solve problems.

Complete Course Details

The course will review the scientific method, and covers topics in hypothesis testing, analysis of variance (ANOVA) linear regression, analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), and multiple regression. Experimental designs discussed will include completely randomized designs, various types of block designs, split-plots, Latin squares, and other related areas of interest. You will need a laptop, and we will use the online version of SAS (Statistical Analysis Software).

The course is available on campus or online (via Zoom video), and is also open to undergraduate and graduate students. The content is the equivalent of a 3 credit-hour class.

The course will consist of five daily sessions (Monday – Friday) from 9:00 am to noon, and 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm. It is intended for those who have already taken a first course in statistics, or who have a fundamental knowledge of introductory statistics.

Certification of continuing education will be awarded at the conclusion of the course.

Course Instructor: Dr. Brian Beal
Course Dates: Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2
Cost: $500
Minimum enrollment: 10 participants.

Registration deadline: July 15

Register for this Course

1. Please complete the online registration form here (will open in a new/tab window)

2. Complete payment securely below using PayPal. Questions? Please email Sara at

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Reserve on-campus Room and Board

Short Course participants may stay on campus in our dorm-style housing. The cost is $60 per room per night ($30 per night if you are willing to share a room).

Board (3 meals) will be provided Monday through Friday only for an additional $200.

Rooms are limited. The maximum we can accommodate is 14, so register early. We cannot reserve your housing until you have registered and paid for the course.

To reserve your room, please email Suzie at

Downeast Institute’s Residence Hall including dorm-style rooms, common area, commercial kitchen, and dining area. 

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