2012 JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program
Sunday, July 29th, continuing through Wed, August 1st
The ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics (ASA CMS) is hosting a Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program at JSM in San Diego. Students, faculty, and professional statisticians from government and industry are encouraged to come participate in this dynamic program of networking, mentoring, professional development, and information sharing!
The program includes a full-day workshop on Sunday, July 29th, followed by brief formal and informal mentoring opportunities throughout JSM. The objectives of the program are as follows:
- Establishing critical mentoring and networking relationships for underrepresented minority statisticians at early to mid career levels (i.e., undergraduate students, graduate students, early statistics professionals).
- Motivating students to pursue graduate study and careers in statistics.
- Sharing best practices for recruiting and mentoring underrepresented minority students and faculty.
- Increasing the active participation of underrepresented minorities in the American Statistical Association.
This program is unique in that it focuses on serving the career development needs of statisticians ranging from student level (undergraduates and graduate students) to early to mid-career professionals in academia, govt., and industry, facilitating creation of broad and diverse networks of support.
Registration for the program is free, but space is limited. To register, or to get more detailed information on the program (including agenda, session descriptions, and a list of speakers, facilitators, and panelists), click on the link below. Limited funds are available to provide partial travel support for students.
Funding for the program has been provided by the National Science Foundation, the American Statistical Association, and the following corporate supporters: Lilly, Procter and Gamble, and SAS.