Dear all, 

Iím writing to put out a reminder to encourage students to submit projects and a call for judges for the next round of the Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (USPROC). USPROC is a statistics & data science project competition for undergraduate student class projects and independent research. The next submission deadline is coming up on December 22, 2021.

You can find more information at the USPROC website here: https://www.causeweb.org/usproc/

Call for project submissions

We continue to be excited by the increased number of submissions to USPROC, and we hope youíll encourage your students to participate this semester/term as they do class projects and independent research (including summer projects).  Winners receive cash prizes and have an opportunity to present at the Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference (eUSR) in Fall 2022! The submission deadline is December 22, 2021.

Competition tracks are available for all student levels 

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 submission:

1. Undergraduate Statistics Class Project Competition (USCLAP):  For students taking statistics courses at the introductory or intermediate levels. Find out more details at this link: https://www.causeweb.org/usproc/usclap

2. Undergraduate Statistics Research Project Competition (USRESP): For students who conduct statistics research (e.g. projects in an REU, capstone, or an independent research) or who are taking an advanced senior-level statistics course. Find out more details at this link: https://www.causeweb.org/usproc/usresp


Call for judges

We are starting to look for volunteers to help us with the judging of these projects.  Would you be willing to serve as a judge for this round of submissions? If so, please sign up at this link: https://forms.gle/1krdF2nkQkTzXmu37

Based on the typical number of submissions, judging should not amount to more than 6 hours of work. It is done independently, with some e-mail discussion (when needed) to decide on prizes. To give you a sense of the timeline, we would send you projects to score in January 2022 and give you about a month to complete the judging. If you are able to help, we will send further instructions closer to the December 22 submission deadline. Thank you in advance for your consideration!

If you have colleagues who teach undergraduate statistics courses or who advise undergraduate statistics research, please share the information in this email with them. We appreciate your help in spreading the word about the competition and opportunities to judge!


Best, the USPROC  & eUSR Co-Chairs,

Maria Tackett (Duke University)

Brianna Heggeseth (Macalester College)

Jennifer Ward (Clark College)

Mine Dogucu (UC, Irvine)

Monika Hu (Vassar College)