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Statistics Graduate Student Association
The Statistics Graduate Student Association works to promote a diverse, inclusive atmosphere among the graduate students, faculty and staff in the Department of Statistics by organizing and hosting a number of departmental events. A few of our annual events include the series of holiday lunches during the fall semester to celebrate Moon Festival, Diwali and Thanksgiving/Christmas; a Super Dumpling Bowl Party to simultaneously celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Super Bowl; and a Research Round Robin that gathers research faculty and first- and second-year students for a speed session of presenting and learning about the research that takes place in the department.
Sports Analytics Club
The Sports Analytics Club is a student-run organization committed to the quantitative analysis of sports strategy and management. The club encourages students to share ideas and research topics related to sports statistics.
Mu Sigma Rho
Mu Sigma Rho is the national honorary society for statistics. Its purpose is the promotion and encouragement of scholarly activity in statistics and the recognition of outstanding achievement among the students and instructional staff in eligible academic institutions. Mu Sigma Rho involves graduate students at all levels, undergraduates, faculty and professional statisticians. Activities include outreach and service to the profession.
Professional Strategies Working Group
While graduate students receive high-quality research mentoring, professional norms are not generally taught. The Professional Strategies Working Group was established to provide students, particularly women and underrepresented minorities, with mentoring for career success. These groups may face different obstacles than students in the majority. The working group studies decision making and professional behavior, particularly for professional conferences. We also read books on professional development and leadership.
Diversity and Inclusion Brown Bag Lunch Group
This is a monthly joint group for graduate students, postdocs and faculty in the statistics and mathematics departments. The meetings are informal, with discussions around inclusive teaching and departmental climate.
Statistics and Mathematics Reading and Discussion Group on Diversity
This group reads and discusses papers on topics relating to diversity and inclusion in which statistics and mathematics can contribute to understanding the issues involved. The theme for fall 2018 was “Can Algorithms Have Bias?”. The theme for spring 2019 will be “Gerrymandering.” This discussion group meets twice per semester and is a joint effort of the statistics and mathematics departments.
This listserv provides a forum for discussion and tips for inclusive teaching and mentoring and topics at the intersections of the mathematical sciences and diversity, including announcements for the diversity and inclusion brown bag lunch group and the Statistics and Mathematics reading and discussion group on diversity. To subscribe, contact Seth Sullivant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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