The Section on Statistics in the Environment (ENVR) of the ASA is sponsoring a student paper competition on the topic of Environmental Statistics. We encourage students to submit papers on their research in this area. The paper may consist of novel approaches to the analysis of environmental data, new methodology with a clear application to an environmental statistical issue, or application of statistics to environmental problems. The selected winner will present his/her paper in a contributed session at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) in August 2014. The winner will receive a $1000 stipend towards reimbursing the expenses for attending JSM.
Eligibility: Anyone who is a student in the Fall of 2013 (undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D.) is eligible to participate.
Application materials: The applicant must be the first author of the paper. In addition, a letter must be submitted that verifies the applicant's student status from a faculty member familiar with the student's work and, in the case of joint authorship, indicates what fraction of the contribution is attributable to the applicant. The applicant must also submit an abstract by February 1, 2014 to ASA and request a presentation in an ENVR session. Applicants must follow all rules required for paper submission and attendance at the JSM.
Required paper format: The paper must be entirely double-spaced (abstract, main body, references, footnotes and appendices), using at least 11 point type with at least 1 inch margins all around and no longer than 26 pages (inclusive of all figures, tables and bibliography). Materials must be submitted electronically in PDF file format. All materials must be in English.
Deadline: Dec. 15th, 2013 by 5pm EST. Submit materials to the email address below. The result of the competition will be made known to participants by January 15th 2014
Review Process: Papers will be reviewed by the Student Paper Competition Award committee of the Section on Statistics in the Environment. Selection will be based primarily on significance of contribution to environmental science and statistical innovation. The decision of the selection committee will be final. This award will recognize an environmental statistics contribution with a certificate and recognition at the ASA ENVR section meeting at the JSM.
More information is available here.
Inquiries and submissions should be e-mailed to:
Devin S. Johnson
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service