ASA names award in honour of Boston marathon victim


  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 12 June 2013

The American Statistical Association has announced that an award will be created in partnership with the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) to honour the memory of statistics student Lingzi Lu.

Ms Lu was in her first year of her MA in Statistics at Boston University when she died in the blasts that occurred at the Boston Marathon in April this year. She was one of three people who lost their lives whilst they watched runners approach the finishing line.

‘She was an ambitious, talented and vibrant student, who eagerly looked forward to a career as a master's-level statistician. Through the Lingzi Lu Memorial Award, the ASA and the ICSA will support the studies of similarly dedicated people who are in master's programs in statistics or who have recently earned their master's degree in statistics. The hope is that in so doing, the award will honor not only the memory of Lingzi Lu, but also the talented statistician she would have become.’ (ASA, 10th June 2013).

Further details are available here.

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