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Randi Garcia wins Junior Faculty Teaching Award

Prof. Randi Garcia -- who is jointly appointed in Psychology -- won the Junior Faculty Teaching Award on Rally Day. Given annually by students to honor faculty members' dedication to excellent teaching, the Faculty Teaching Award was established in 1984 as a way for students to thank educators for their support, encouragement and inspiration. The Student Government Association solicits nominations and selects the winners. Congratulations to Randi!

Carmen Augusto '16 wins poster contest at SUMS

Carmen Augusto '16 was awarded the best poster prize at the eleventh annual SUMS Conference at James Madison University on September 26, 2015. Carmen's poster explored different models for predicting the flu. Part of the motivation for the study came from the well-publicized Google Flu Trends estimates. The poster is now hanging in Sabin-Reed 301.

Weijia (Vega) Zhang '18 wins first Five College Statistics Prize

Weijia (Vega) Zhang '18 has been chosen as the Five College Statistics Prize winner from Smith this year, for outstanding work by a non-senior pursuing further study in statistics. As a first-year student, Vega challenged herself by taking two intermediate courses in statistics (design of experiements and multiple regression). She was also a member of the team that won "Best in Show" at the 2015 ASA Five College DataFest.

For this award, Vega received a complete set of Edward Tufte's classic books on data visualization.

Congratulations, Vega!!

Student Work Featured at Celebrating Collaborations

A number of statistics students will showcase their work at Celebrating Collaborations, which will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Smithies Bring Home Best in Show at ASA Five College DataFest again

At the second annual ASA Five College DataFest during the weekend of March 27-29th, three teams of five Smith students competed -- and for the second year in a row, a team of Smithies won the Best in Show prize. 79 students from all Five Colleges participated in the nationally-coordinated competition, which for the first time this year earned sponsorship from the American Statistical Association.

The Smith teams competing were: