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Caucus for Women Announces Societal Impact Award Winner

1 August 2023 No Comment

Travel Award Applications Being Accepted

Saleha Habibullah, professor of statistics at Kinnaird College for Women, was chosen by the Caucus for Women in Statistics to be the third recipient of the Societal Impact Award. The award recognizes the impact statisticians have on society at large and is given annually to a statistician who has actively worked to advance social justice or diversity, equity, and inclusion through their research, teaching, or service.

Habibullah was chosen for her outstanding contributions to educating women; for innovative initiatives in statistical education; for serving a pivotal role in connecting local statisticians with international colleagues through virtual conferences, online training workshops, and collaborative research studies; and for being a true ambassador of her country all over the world.

Biswas Student Travel Award

The caucus is accepting applications for the Prof. Suddhendu Biswas Student Travel Award until August 31. This award is for an individual in a developing country to attend an international conference in India.

JSM Travel Award

Following are the caucus’s JSM Travel Award winners:

  • Do-Bui Travel Award: Sayantee Jana
  • Lee Travel Award: Taylor Krajewski
  • Travel Award: Ann Marie Weideman

International Day for Women

The Caucus for Women in Statistics will celebrate the second annual International Day of Women in Statistics and Data Science on October 10 from midnight to midnight UTC time. The event is virtual and free.

Florence Nightingale Day

To honor Florence Nightingale’s legacy, Florence Nightingale Day was launched in 2018 by 2018 caucus president Shili Lin to engage students, promote future career opportunities in statistics and data science, and celebrate the contributions of women in these fields. Pre-college students (ages 13 and above) from around the world will attend this one-day event offered at various times and places throughout the 2023–2024 academic year. Components of the day include trivia games, panels of professional and student speakers, hands-on activities, and networking.

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