2020 Mentoring Program

COVID-19 Update
As JSM 2020 will be held as a virtual meeting, DMP will proceed as planned and transition to a virtual program as well. Questions may be sent to emily.lynn.butler@gmail.com.



August 3, 2020 - August 5, 2020

The 2020 Diversity Mentorship Program (DMP) will marks 11 years of mentoring, networking, leadership and skills development, community growth, and ensuring a diverse profession. Please join us this year as DMP brings historically-underrepresented undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, and early career professionals together with more senior statisticians in academia, government, and the private sector in a structured program at the 2020 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). This year's JSM will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

2020 Program Agenda
The year's program includes information sessions, small group discussions and one-on-one meetings of mentor/mentee pairs during the conference. Please click the link below to view the full program agenda. We also provide the slides and job postings documents that were shared during this year's virtual sessions.

Program Agenda


Job Postings
Potential Participants
Apply to participate at DMP2020.

Preference will be given to applications received by May 31, 2020, and applicants will be informed of their status by July 1, 2020. Applications received after June 1, 2020 will be considered as space allows.

Successful applicants are expected to participate in daily sessions, career enhancement activities, group and individual mentoring, and to develop a peer network among participants.

DWMP and DMP in the News

A detailed history of the Committee of Minorities in Statistics' diversity mentoring programs and workshops including DWMP can be found at http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2016/09/01/jsmdiversity/. In addition, a summary of the 2018 DMP program can be found at https://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2018/10/01/diversitymentoring/.

Please contact Dr. Emily Butler or Dr. Adrian Coles for more information about this year's program. 


The Diversity Mentoring Program is m
ade possible through the generous support of sponsors. Four levels of sponsorship are available: Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, and Pearl. Please contact Dr. Adrian Coles for information on sponsoring the DMP and other initiatives organized by the Committee on Minorities in Statistics.

2020 Open Business Meeting
The Committee on Minorities in Statistics will host its annual open business meeting virtually on Tuesday August 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST).

The agenda will be provided soon. See below for meeting details. 

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Aug 4, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.