CAUSE (Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education) and the American Statistical Association are happy to announce the seventh annual undergraduate statistics project competition (USPROC). Project submission for the May 31, 2016 deadline is now open! Cash prizes and an invitation to give a plenary talk at the annual electronic undergraduate statistics conference for all winners. Learn more here: www.causeweb.org/usproc
Think about your students this semester in all levels of statistics courses, as well as summer and independent research students. Competition tracks for all student levels are available.
The purpose of USPROC is to encourage the development of data analysis skills, to enhance presentation skills, and to recognize outstanding work by undergraduate statistics students.
There are two main categories for submissions to the competition.
* Undergraduate Statistics Class Project Competition ( USCLAP ): This competition is for undergraduate students who are taking an applied statistics course(s) at introductory, or intermediate levels, in which a class project is part of the course work (either required or optional).
* Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition ( USRESP ): This competition is for undergraduate students who conduct research projects that are statistically related, either methodological or applied. The types of research projects may include research work from REU research projects, senior capstone research projects, or independent research projects that are not based on a specific course that students are taking.
Save the date of October 21, 2016 for the second annual electronic undergraduate statistics conference where winners will present and all students will have the opportunity to give an e- poster about their project.