StatFest is a free, one-day conference aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical sciences. The program is designed to (1) expose participants to a broad range of graduate study and career opportunities in statistics and data science, (2) assist participants in networking and building relationships with others outside their institution, and (3) connect participants to future opportunities within statistics and data science.
The conference typically includes a variety of sessions with current graduate students and professionals across academic, industry, government, and nonprofit careers who help attendees understand the opportunities and routes for success in the field and get information and tips for a rewarding graduate student experience, among other topics.
The first "Mini StatFest," as it was then called, was organized by Dr. Nagambal Shah in 2001 at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. The annual conference has since been held at locations across the United States, allowing students from different regions to have the opportunity to participate.
StatFest is typically held in the early fall (September or October). See our recent events below!