Congratulations to Dr. Zaid Abdo on his appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor. Dr. Abdo recently joined the USDA Agricultural Research Service here in Athens and holds a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology from the University of Idaho where he also served as Assistant Professor from 2006-2011 and Associate Professor from 2011-2012.
The 2013 USCOTS lifetime Achievement Award in Statistics Education has been awarded to Christine Franklin!
This is a biennial award presented at the U.S. Conference on Teaching Statistics to an individual who, over an extended period of time, has made lasting contributions with broad impact to the field of statistics education, especially the teaching and learning of college-level statistics.
Christine Franklin and Dr. Rob Gould had an article regarding the increasing importance of statistics education published in the Huffington Post. To read the article, click on the following link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christine-franklin/statistics-education_b_3273855.html
Congratulations to the 2013 recipients of the Sarah Moss Fellowship: Dr. Cheolwoo Park and Dr. Abhyuday Mandal
The department would like to extend its congratulations to William Thomas Purvis for receiving this year's Best Capstone Student Award! This is the inaugural award and will be given annually. The Best Capstone Student Award is possible through the generous gift of Professor Emeritus Kermit Hutcheson who wanted this gift to support the undergraduate program in statistics.
The Department wishes to congratulate the 2013 Mu Sigma Rho Inductees. 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.
Replacing Julie Davis will be Megan Weatherford, who has transferred from the College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a graduate of The University of Georgia and brings with her several years of administrative experience. Feel free to stop by the main office to meet her!