CAUSE Solicits USPROC Projects, Prepares for e-Conference

The ASA and Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) announce the eighth annual Undergraduate Statistics Project Competition (USPROC). The purpose of USPROC is to encourage the development of data analysis skills, enhance presentation skills, and recognize outstanding work by undergraduate statistics students.

Separate submission tracks are available for class projects at all levels (Stat 101 through senior capstone).

New This Year

  • There are two submission deadlines: December 2016 for summer/fall projects and June 2017 for winter/spring projects
  • There is the option to submit slides (e.g., PowerPoint) or a three-page paper for class projects

Opportunities for your fall class: Require or offer extra credit for all of your students to submit their excellent fall class project. A separate competition seeks submissions from undergraduates taking part in summer or yearlong mentored research opportunities.

Free e-Conference

The second annual Electronic Undergraduate Statistics Research Conference will take place October 21. This free e-conference includes a keynote address by Rob Gould of the University of California at Los Angeles, plenary presentations by USPROC 2015–2016 student award winners, virtual poster presentations by undergraduate statistics students, and a professional development panel on careers in statistics.

Opportunities for your fall class: Set up a satellite viewing location for your students (email for details), offer extra credit for students to view/listen to talks, have former students present a poster in the poster session.