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Student Paper Submissions Wanted

1 December 2009 No Comment
Jun Zhu, ENVR Publications Chair

JSM 2010 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
July 31 to August 5

If you have ideas about topic-contributed sessions, contact ENVR program chair, Petrutza Caragea, at pcaragea@iastate.edu.

The Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) is sponsoring a student paper competition on the topic of environmental statistics. We encourage students to submit papers on their research in this area. The paper may consist of novel approaches to the analysis of environmental data, new methodology with a clear application to an environmental statistical issue, or application of statistics to environmental problems. The selected winner will present his/her paper in a contributed session at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August of 2010 and receive a stipend toward reimbursing the cost of attending JSM.

Anyone who is a student in the fall of 2009 (undergraduate, master’s, or PhD) is eligible to participate.

The applicant must be the first author of the paper. In addition, a letter must be submitted that verifies the applicant’s student status from a faculty member familiar with the student’s work and, in the case of joint authorship, indicates what fraction of the contribution is attributable to the applicant. The applicant also must submit an abstract by February 1, 2010, to the ASA and request a presentation in an ENVR session. Applicants must follow all rules required for paper submission and attendance at JSM.

The paper must be entirely double-spaced (abstract, main body, references, footnotes, and appendices) and no longer than 26 pages (inclusive). Use at least 11-point type with at least 1-inch margins all around. Materials must be submitted electronically in Postscript or PDF format. All materials must be in English.

The deadline to submit materials is January 4, 2010, by 5 p.m. PST.

Papers will be reviewed by the Student Paper Competition Award Committee of the Section on Statistics and the Environment. Selection will be at the discretion of the committee and based on the innovation and significance of the contribution. Awards will be announced in early 2010. The decision of the selection committee will be final. This award will recognize an environmental statistics contribution with a certificate and recognition at the ASA ENVR section meeting during JSM.

Email Alix I. Gitelman at gitelman@science.oregonstate.edu if you have any questions or would like application materials.

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