CAUSE and the American Statistical Association are happy to announce the 8th annual undergraduate statistics project competition (USPROC). New this year we will have two project submission deadlines:

* December 23, 2016 for fall/summer 2016 projects

* June 30, 2017 for year long and spring 2017 projects

Project submission for the December 23, 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 which students are taking.