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Awards and Deadlines for December 2016

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Jean Gibbons Teaching Fellowship

Follow in the footsteps of trailblazing statistician Jean Dickenson Gibbons and apply for a fellowship to help you earn your PhD at Virginia Tech. Earn a $34,000 stipend per nine-month academic year.

The deadline to submit your application is January 15, 2017.

For more information, visit the Virginia Tech website or contact Marco Ferreira, director of graduate programs.

Ellis R. Ott Scholarship

The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality is offering $7,500 scholarships to support students enrolled in or accepted into a master’s degree or higher program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management. This includes the theory and application of statistical inference, statistical decision making, experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data, statistical process control, quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement, quality management, and related fields.

Qualified applicants must have graduated in good academic standing in any field of undergraduate study. Scholarship awards are based on demonstrated ability, academic achievement, industrial and teaching experience, involvement in student or professional organizations, faculty recommendations, and career objectives.

During the last 19 years, scholarships totaling more than $280,000 have been awarded to 52 students. Last year’s scholarship winners are Andrew Walter of the University of Kansas in the MS category and Matthew Keefe of Virginia Tech in the PhD category.

Application instructions and forms can be downloaded from the statistics division website. Forms for the 2017–2018 academic year will be accepted until April 1. For more information, contact Lynne B. Hare.

Call for Nominations for the 2017 Don Owen Award

The San Antonio Chapter is accepting nominations for the 2017 Don Owen Award from ASA chapters in North America. The nominee must be a member of the ASA, but is not required to be a member of the nominating chapter.

The San Antonio Chapter presents the Don Owen Award to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Donald B. Owen: excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. Before his death in 1991, Owen was distinguished professor of statistics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. His career serves as the standard against which nominees are evaluated.

Among Owen’s accomplishments, he authored seven textbooks, seven monographs, and more than 75 articles in refereed journals; he also trained 19 doctoral and master’s students. He served as an applied statistician for 10 years for the Sandia Corporation and operated his own consulting firm, specializing in quality control. Owen was editor of Communications in Statistics for both series A and B, associate editor of Technometrics and JASA; and editor of more than 50 textbooks.

The sponsor of this award, Taylor & Francis, promotes scientific research, supports educational programs, and rewards outstanding academic achievement in the sciences through its awards program.

In addition to a cover letter highlighting the accomplishments of the nominee, the nomination packet must contain the following supporting information:

  • Name of the nominee
  • Degrees (titles, dates, schools)
  • Present position(s), followed by significant former positions (with dates)
  • List of major publications having statistical content
  • List of activities related to teaching and dissemination of statistical knowledge
  • List of consulting activities related to statistical problems or editorial contributions
  • List of activities supporting the mission of the ASA and related professional organizations

To submit a nomination, send the nomination packet in PDF format via email with “Owen Award” in the subject field. Alternatively, six copies of the nomination packet can be mailed to Chen-Pin Wang, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229.

The deadline for nominations is January 20, 2017.

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