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ASA Members Participate in Mu Sigma Rho Induction Ceremony

1 June 2010 1,230 views No Comment

From left: John Sall, cofounder of SAS Institute, with Stu Hunter, a past president of the ASA, and Sastry Pantula, current ASA president

Eight undergraduate and 37 graduate students were inducted into the Alpha Chapter of Mu Sigma Rho, the honor society for statistics, during a banquet at North Carolina State University (NCSU) on April 8.

Following ice-breakers, prizes, and dinner, John Sall—cofounder and executive vice president of SAS Institute—provided a picturesque history of the company, from initially having six employees to currently having more than 11,000 and being voted the Number 1 place to work in the United States by Fortune magazine. He also demonstrated how to solve an optimization problem using JMP and was made an honorary member of the NCSU chapter of Mu Sigma Rho.

ASA President Sastry Pantula provided closing remarks, congratulating the inductees and wishing them successes similar to SAS’s. He also reminded everyone to vote in the ASA elections and to complete their census forms.

Stu Hunter, a past ASA president and distinguished NCSU alumnus, also participated in the ceremony.

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