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  • Danica Ommen, an assistant professor in Statistics, won the Stephen E. Fienberg CSAFE Young Investigator award at the 2017 International Conference on Forensic Inference. The Stephen E. Feinberg CSAFE Young Investigator Award rewards and encourages excellence in forensic statistics at an early stage of career development, as personified by the late Stephen E. Fienberg. Her presentation examined if enough forensic evidence samples have been collected to provide a reliable value of evidence to the court system such as a Bayes Factor or approximate likelihood ration, leading into a discussion about the size of forensic databases.

  • Ames, IA – University Museums, Iowa State University, is pleased to announce the live painting of 13 portraits by celebrated Iowa artist Rose Frantzen. The portrait painting sessions will take place during a March 29 through April 6, 2017 residency in the lower gallery of the Christian Petersen Art Museum, 0003 Morrill Hall, on central campus. All portrait sessions will be open to the public to watch Frantzen’s artistic process evolve.   

    “The thirteen portraits will be done onsite, for all to view Frantzen’s process for Faces of Iowa State. A sensational experience to watch the canvas as the images unfold!” – Lynette Pohlman, director and chief curator, University Museums, ISU   

  • Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of statistics Alicia Carriquiry has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), formally known as the Institute of Medicine, is an organization of professionals from fields of health, medicine, science, and more. NAM works closely with the National Academy of Science and the National Academy of Engineering. The academy elects professionals who are at the top of their field and have established involvement with the issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, or research. With the election, members commit to offer their service within the academies.

  • 3 students receive statistics department donation for apartment fire

    After learning about the apartment fire that occurred in the early morning of June 6, we learned that three graduate students from the Department of Statistics were residents of the building. Hengfang Wang, Xiaofei Zhang, and Shan Yu (not pictured) lost their homes and all of their possessions.

    Faculty, staff, and graduate students wasted no time and donated $1509 in just a couple of days, meaning each student will get $503 to help get them back on their feet. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. It is appreciated very much!

  • STAT-ers has recently been recognized as an official student chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA).  

    The ASA Student Chapters program provides opportunities for students to connect with other students interested in statistics and interact with prominent statisticians. The ASA Student Chapters Program also encourages students to continue studying statistics and provides career information in the statistical science. By being recognized by ASA as a Student Chapter, STAT-ers will receive their own chapter microsite on the ASA website, a free ASA membership for the STAT-ers president, funding to hold social events, and invitations to national and local meetings. 

  • The Iowa State University College of Business has partnered up with statistics and engineering faculty for the Master of Business Analytics program.

    The Master of Business Analytics is an online program created for working professionals. It was designed with the idea that students are able to continue to work while completing the program.

  • Congratulations to Samantha Tyner,a finalist in the 2015 Young Statisticians Writing Competition, organized by Significance and the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society! Details of the 2016 Young Statisticians Writing Competition will be announced in February.

  • Congratulations to Dan Nettleton awarded the title of Distinguished Professor which is the highest academic honor that Iowa State bestows. It recognizes faculty members whose accomplishments in research or creative activities have had a significant impact on their discipline, and who have demonstrated outstanding performance in at least one other area of faculty responsibility. Details

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