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News and Communications about the STAT-LLC
- Announcement in Purdue News on September 5, 2013
- The Sophomore Slump in the New York Times on November 1, 2013
- Statistical Success, Article in the Purdue Insights, Fall 2014
- Statistical Success: A New Model for Learning Statistics Article in the Odds & Ends, Department of Statistics newsletter, Summer 2015
- Purdue student video with STAT-LLC student Patrick Gallagher is featured in YouTube, and on The ASA's This Is Statistics site and in the
- Mark Daniel Ward is chosen as the Most Outstanding Faculty in the Favorite Faculty program for 2015-16. An article is available as well. Here is a picture of Ward receiving his award from Jing Su.
- Day in the Life: Mark Daniel Ward article by Tim Brouk
in the Fall 2016 Purdue Science Insights
- Hammer Down: Lake Yoke article by Tim Brouk in the Fall 2016 Purdue Science Insights
- Peter Boyd received an Alaska Geographic 2015 Research Fellowship from the National Park Service. Quote from the NPS Site:
Examining the effect of nighttime traffic on wildlife visibility
Alaska Geographic 2015 Research Fellowship
Peter Boyd, Purdue University
In 2012, Denali National Park completed a Vehicle Management Plan (VMP). The plan was produced to control the amount of traffic on the Denali Park Road during nighttime hours (10pm-6am). Denali established the plan in order to avoid negatively impacting wildlife in the park and deterring animals away from the road. Peter came to Denali to study the connection between nighttime traffic and wildlife visibility. The Vehicle Management Plan states that there should be an average of fewer than three vehicles per hour recorded at each of the six traffic counters along the road. Also, there should be no more than six vehicles in any given nighttime hour. Peter will use data analysis to see if the conditions of the plan are effective and if animals respond adversely to nighttime traffic.
Based on the results of the study, Peter's findings may be incorporated into the decision making that determines how the VMP is implemented. Peter's effort continues the commitment of Denali NP&P and the VMP to protect wildlife and maintain high visitor satisfaction.
- Article by Adrienne Miller about Mark Daniel Ward's use of the Scholar computational cluster for a data science course, available from ITaP or from Research Computing
- Kristen Mori was a member of the ESPN Bracket Genius $100,000 trivia game
- Peter Boyd is the recipient of the 2017 G.A. Ross Award. This award goes to a graduating senior man with high standards of academic achievement, outstanding leadership, strength of character and contribution to Purdue. His name will be inscribed on the award marker at Purdue Mall. Statistics news article and video
- Purdue Statistics is ranked number 6 in the USA in a new survey from collegefactual.com
- Sam Eschker is elected in April 2017 as the Student Body President for Purdue University, for the 2017-18 academic year.
- Mikaela Meyer has been selected for a Truman Scholarship. Here is the writeup from the Truman website: "Mikaela is studying mathematical statistics with a minor in political science at Purdue University. She plans to obtain a PhD in Statistics to prepare for a career in the federal government where statistics and policy intersect. Working toward this goal, she is an undergraduate fellow with the Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) and pursued interdisciplinary projects ranging from analyzing domestic drone policies to proposing a policy indicator for net-zero energy cities. She has engaged in multiple other research projects, including a study that uses Bayesian methodologies to determine what factor is causing Lake Chad'ss volume to fluctuate greatly. Mikaela is the President of Purdue College Democrats, for which she has led scores of phone banks and canvassing excursions for students and organized debates for local political races. Additionally, she is a member of Purdue's debate team and an Honors College Mentor."
- Alan Min has been selected for a Goldwater scholarship. On the Goldwater website he states that "I plan to apply math and computer science techniques to modeling how behavior of enzymes in epigenetic modifications can be manipulated to fight disease."
- At the 34th annual Rose-Hulman Undergraduate Mathematics Conference, Jack Good and Michael Smith won 1st prize for their joint talk "Periodicity of Subtraction Games", and Amber Young won second prize for her talk "Reanalysis of Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Data to Elucidate Genetic information of Immunotherapy Response".
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.