Travel Award for 2018 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 07 August 2018
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The 2018 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference (October 18-20 2018) in Cincinnati, Ohio, aims to bring together hundreds of statistical practitioners and data scientists. The conference will highlight the achievements and career interests of women in statistics and data science. To encourage participation across the statistics community, Google, Inc. has funded a Travel Award to help early career researchers and students attend the conference. 

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The conference is for those at every stage in their career, from students to professionals, and aims to encourage statisticians representing the industrial, academic, and government communities to share their perspectives on the role of women in today’s statistics and data science fields.

Through formal sessions and informal networking opportunities, the conference will empower and challenge women statisticians and biostatisticians to do the following:

• Share knowledge by offering technical talks about important, modern, and cutting-edge research.

• Build community by encouraging discussions establishing fruitful multi-disciplinary collaborations, supporting mentoring relationships, and sharing strategies for resolving problems.

• Grow influence by providing advice for establishing and sustaining successful careers, showcasing the accomplishments of successful women professionals, and supporting the development of leadership skills.

To be eligible for the Travel Award, applicants must be either students enrolled in a terminal degree program (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral) in biostatistics, statistics, or data science or have completed a master’s or doctoral degree program in biostatistics, statistics, or data science within the last five years (2013–2018).

More information on how to apply can be found here.

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