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Awards

Awards

Statistical & Data Sciences Research Prize

The program awards an annual prize to a student majoring in SDS who performed outstanding research during her time at Smith. The faculty meets every spring to review the research projects they have supervised and select the prize recipient, who is then notified at the annual Awards Ceremony the day before Commencement.

Awardees

Five College Statistics Prize

The Five College Statistics prize is awarded to one student at each of the Five Colleges, at their discretion. The award may be presented to a student satisfying any one of the following criteria (based on faculty vote from that institution):

Awardees

Departmental Honors

2019

2018

2017

Competitions

ASA Five College DataFest

DataFest is a national undergraduate data analysis competition hosted at UMass each spring, in which students work in teams of up to five to extract insights from a complex, challenging data set over a weekend.

Recent winners from Smith include:

2019

2018

2017

2015

2014

Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (USCLAP)

The class project competition is for undergraduate students who conduct projects as part of an introductory or intermediate level statistics course. Most projects submitted to the USCLAP competition involve analyzing real data using existing statistical techniques. Students may choose any topic on which to conduct a study and students may use existing data or collect their own.

Recent winners from Smith include:

2017

2016

2014

Undergraduate Research Project Competition (USRESP)

The research project competition is for undergraduate students who conduct research projects coming from activities like summer research projects, senior capstone course research projects, independent research projects (e.g., independent studies), Honor's college research projects, or extension of class research projects. Some submissions to USRESP are applied research projects using existing statistical/analytical techniques to solve real world problems, which others are involve methodological research involving statistical applications or simulation studies evaluating different techniques. Students may collect their own data or use existing data and students can select any topic to study.

2015

Mu Sigma Rho

Mu Sigma Rho is the national statistics honor society, and the Boston Chapter of the ASA oversees nominations from Smith each spring. Recent Smith College inductees include:

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005