UK Statistics to Host Summer Workshop for Undergraduates, Mentors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 16, 2019) — This summer, the University of Kentucky Department of Statistics will host its first Statistical Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) workshop for students and their faculty mentors.

This all expense-paid program will take place June 3-5 at General Butler State Park in Carrollton, Kentucky. The event will offer a real data analytics workshop and information on careers and graduate school opportunities in the areas of data science, analytics and statistics/biostatistics.

“With funding from the National Science Foundation and the American Statistical Association, we’re excited to host the first ever SURE workshop, where undergraduates can learn about statistical programming and options for careers in statistics," said Arnold Stromberg, chair of UK Statistics. "We especially encourage members of underrepresented groups to attend, as we are committed to growing the diversity of students studying statistics as a career."

The workshop is made possible through funding from the Southern Regional Council on Statistics (SRCOS). Students should apply online by May 1 to receive funding.

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