Diversity Workshop, Mentoring Program to Be Held at JSM
The ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics will host a diversity workshop and mentoring program at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) from July 29 to August 1. Students, faculty, and professional statisticians from government and industry are encouraged to participate.
The program includes a full-day workshop on July 29, followed by brief formal and informal mentoring opportunities throughout JSM. The objectives of the program are the following:
- Establishing critical mentoring and networking relationships for under-represented minority statisticians at early to mid-career levels (e.g., undergraduate students, graduate students, early statistics professionals)
- Motivating students to pursue graduate study and careers in statistics
- Sharing best practices for recruiting and mentoring under-represented minority students and faculty
- Increasing the active participation of under-represented minorities in the American Statistical Association
This program is unique in that it focuses on serving the career development needs of statisticians ranging from the student level (undergraduates and graduate students) to early to mid-career professionals in academia, government, and industry, facilitating creation of broad and diverse networks of support.
Registration is free, but space is limited. Limited funds are available to provide partial travel support for students.