Dr. Banet's lab studies the long term effects of increased stress in juvenile fish and, separately, the predation on juvenile salmon by non-native species. I help the Banet lab with some of their statistical analyses regarding these research topics.
Stan is software targeting Bayesian statistics and, more generally, high-performance statistical computing. The core development team is a friendly and active group of computer programmers turned statisticians -- or is it the other way around? Contributing to the Stan code base is great fun and a terrific way to learn/practice programming. Lately I've been thinking hard about the Hamiltonian Monte Carlo algorithm behind Stan.
CAL$ is a program that encourages the use of more affordable course materials in an effort to help students save money. Starting in 2018, Dr. Beth Shook and I became co-coordinators of Chico State's local effort of this Chancellor's Office program. Much of this effort relies on Open Educational Resources (OER), which are increasingly of high quality and available for a wide variety of discplines. For more information at the national level, check out OER Digest, a "bi-weekly newsletter for open education updates, opportunities, and reminders."