Rising Above The Gathering Storm
STAT 29000, Fall 2015

Seminar: Tuesdays, 3:30 PM -- 4:20 PM, in UNIV 019
(STAT 29000-002; Banner CRN 15201)

Professor: Mark Daniel Ward
Email: mdw@purdue.edu
Office: MATH 540
Phone: 765-496-9563

Office hours: Dr. Ward is always happy to meet with students.
Dr. Ward is available for walk-in or scheduled appointments anytime, throughout the week.
He is also always guaranteed to be available MWF, 7:30 AM -- 8:20 AM, in MATH 540.

Course description: click here

Course policy: click here

Please plan to be present for every seminar.

Seminar Speaker Schedule
Week 1: Tues, Aug 25
Dr. Hao Zhang
Head of Department of Statistics,
Professor, Department of Statistics,
Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources
Week 2: Tues, Sep 1
Dr. Laura Starr (Associate Director
for Experiential Learning and Student Success,
College of Science) and
Mr. Joseph Tort (Assistant Director
of Global Professional Practice,
Office of Professional Practice)
Week 3: Tues, Sep 8 Mr. Remy Spoentgen
Data Science; GBS Emerging Leaders Program at Nielsen
(also, dinner with Mr. Spoentgen afterwards)
Week 4: Tues, Sep 15
Ms. Brenda Downing
Continuing Lecturer, Academic Success Center
Ms. Katie Dufault, Senior Assistant Director,
and Coordinator of the Academic Success Center
Week 5: Tues, Sep 22
Jonathan Wu, Mengying Yang, Sophie Zhang, Tianyu Zhang
undergraduate students who participated in research in
Actuarial Science / Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering
Week 6: Tues, Sep 29
Mr. Randy Herban
Program Manager, in Research Computing
and Mr. Preston Smith
Director, Research Services and Support, in Research Computing
(both within Information Technology at Purdue)
Week 7: Tues, Oct 6
Ms. Tracy Harrington-Atkinson
Career Development and Retention Specialist,
College of Science
Week 8: Tues, Oct 13
October Break (no seminar)
Week 9: Tues, Oct 20
Dr. Zenephia E. Evans
Purdue University, College of Science,
Director, Science Diversity Office
Week 10: Tues, Oct 27
Dr. Arman Sabbaghi
Assistant Professor of Statistics
Week 11: Tues, Nov 3
Dr. Walid Sharabati
Limited-Term Lecturer in Statistics
Note: Special location: CL50 room 224
(the big lecture hall in the Class of 1950 building)
Week 12: Tues, Nov 10
Ms. Veronica Schirm
Director, National & International Scholarships Office
Purdue University Honors College
Week 13: Tues, Nov 17
Week 14: Tues, Nov 24
no seminar?
Week 15: Tues, Dec 1
Mr. Jeff Goecker
Marketing and Communications Manager,
Purdue University, The Graduate School
Week 16: Tues, Dec 8
Graduate student panel:
Mr. Kevin Amstutz (Statistics);
Mr. Matt Bowers (Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences; Statistics);
Ms. Kelly-Ann Dixon Hamil (Statistics);
Ms. April Harry (Statistics);
Ms. Faye Zhang (Statistics)

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1246818. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.