StatFest Program

StatFest Program

The StatFest 2022 Program will be a one-day virtual conference on September 17, 2022 at 12:00 PM ET aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical sciences. 

The conference will include presentations from established professionals, academic leaders, and current graduate students who will help attendees understand the opportunities and routes for success in the fields of statistics and data science. Panel forums will provide information and tips for a rewarding graduate student experience, achieving success as an academic statistician, opportunities in the private and government arenas, among other topics. College administrators as well as faculty are also encouraged to learn about this career field with the hopes of advocating for opportunities in statistical sciences among your students.

All who registered should have received an email on Friday, September 16 with the virtual conference details.

If you registered but did not receive the email, please check your spam folder and the second email address you provided, or contact the StatFest Co-chairs, Drs. Therri Usher and Brittney Bailey

Get ready for StatFest 2022!
Newsletters: Check out these past StatFest 2021 newsletters that contain useful information for preparing for StatFest. We encourage you to read them prior to the start of StatFest.
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SMART Goals: To make the most of your experience at StatFest 2022, check out this link for tips on setting SMART Goals!

Gather Town Guide: To learn more about the platform we are using for StatFest this year, check out the Gather Town guide here for instructions and tips! 

StatFest Program

The complete program and speaker information can be downloaded here.

Here is the program at a glance!
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Full Program with Speaker and Participant Information:

Saturday, September 17 (Eastern Time)



11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Pre-Conference Networking

12:00 - 12:15 PM

Welcome, Opening Remarks, and Recognition of Sponsors

12:15 – 1:00 PM

Opportunities in Statistics and Data Science: Industry
Moderator: Danisha Baker, Microsoft
Emily Butler, ProKidney
Emily Dodwell, AT&T
Anthony Franklin, Fanalytical / Red Hat

1:00 - 1:20 PM

Break + Expo + Networking

1:20 – 2:05 PM

Keynote Address
Speaker: Emma K. T. Benn, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

2:05 – 2:50 PM

Opportunities in Statistics & Data Science:
Academia, Government, and Non-Profit
Moderator: Jeri Mulrow, Westat
Kylie Bemis, Northeastern University
Neal Jeffries, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Roland Matsouaka, Duke University

2:50 - 3:10 PM

Break + Expo + Networking

3:10 - 3:40 PM

Preparing for Admission to Graduate School
Justine Herrera, Columbia University
Kelley Kidwell, University of Michigan

3:40 - 4:45 PM

Parallel Session: Graduate Student Experience (Students)
Moderator: DeLante Moore, Emory University
Sharon Caslin, Harvard University
Lydia Gibson, California State University - East Bay
Bennett McAuley, North Carolina State University
Robert A. Tumasian III, Columbia University

4:45 - 5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

5:00 - 5:30 PM

Post-Conference Networking

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