Awards

David Young Award

For many year members have individually judged and provided support for  the Colorado State Science and Engineering Fair.  In 2008, the chapter formalized the award given for the best use of statistics in a science project as the David Young Award for the Best Use of Statistics in a Science Project. This award is named after David Young (1945 – 2007) from the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics of the University of Colorado Denver. David’s skills in both science and statistics allowed him to collaborate with medical investigators at the University of Colorado and help communicate results. In this spirit, this award is presented for the best use of statistics in a science project. While there were many strong entries, the winners distinguished themselves by their understanding of the usefulness of statistics, their ability to explain the results and their understanding of the basic principles of statistics. Winners receive a monetary award as well as student memberships in ASA and are invited to the spring meeting to give a brief presentation of their research.

If you are a teacher looking with questions about the award of a member looking to volunteer to judge contact Matt Pocernich.

Award Recipients

2022

  • Margaret Arthur - Ab-GAN: A Novel Approach to Create 3D Antibody Paratope Models Using Antigen Epitope
  • Amrita Saini - Using Algae to Create Photosynthetic and Bioluminescent Textiles for Sustainable Lighting and CO2 Removal

2021

  • Patrick Flores - A Comparison of Neodymium and Ferrite Maglev Train Properties
  • Kelly Yang - ABA-lanced Response: The Effect of External Abscisic Acid on Plant Stress Conditions

2018

  • Abby Klapp - Monument Surviving a Drought
  • Vanessa Haggans - The Effect of Nutrient Availability in Plant Communities in the Alpine Tundra

2017

2016

2015

2014

  • Misha Kummel   - A River Degraded: The Effect of Fountain Creek on Fluvial Processes & Ecology of the Arkansas River
  • Jonathan Snedeker  - Are Food Additives Health Subtractives? The Drosophila in the Coal Mine

2013

  • Rebecca Bloomfield   - A Slippery Slope: The Effects of Slope and Remediation Treatments on Post-Fire Sedimentation
  • Michelle Kummel  -  Cute, But in Control: Prairie Dogs and the Short-Grass Prairie
2012
  • Nurul Mohd Reza - The Study of Soil Remediation on Soil Respiration
  • Lauren Lang - Very Handy
2011
  • Braedon Horton, Brydie Mitchell, Kelli Buhrdorf.  The Game of Life.  A Critical Analysis of Three Taxation Methods
  • Ethan Coldren.  Can You Predict the Weather by Watching Birds? 

2010

  • Schuyler Adkins & Gabrielle Potter- T.G.I.F
  • Christopher Krause - Microclimates under the Microscope

2009

  • Sarah Guthrie - Effect of Cytotoxic Chemicals on Apoptosis in Caenorhabditis elegans    
  • Jens Hybertson - Modern Drugs from Ancient Medicine: Finding New Antibiotics in Native American Medicinal Plants

2008

  • Zachary Tanner - Rock, Paper, Scissors: A Game of Chance?         
  • Shannon Craig - The Statistics on Statistics
  • Sarah Oden- Insight in Sight, This Art Is All Right  
  • Sarah Guthrie - The Mechanisms and Actions of Parthenolide on Platelet 5-HT Secretion In Vitro

2007

  • Jack Donelson- Predicting Success in Basketball by Statistical Analysis
  • Soren Frykholm - The Nose Knows: A Better Way to Breathe?
  • Fletcher Gorman - Tunes: The New Brain Food      
  • Kevin Howard - Chord Processing and the Critical Band

 

Maurice Davies Award

The Maurice Davies Award is presented by the Colorado Wyoming Chapter of the American Statistical Association on behalf of our the schools in our area.  Maurice Davies was one of the founding members of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter.  In his honor, each year the chapter recognizes one student who has demonstrated excellence in statistics from each university in the Colorado-Wyoming area.  Excellence in statistics may be defined in terms of academics, teaching or community service.  The recipients are acknowledged at the Chapter's Annual Spring Meeting.

Award Recipients (incomplete list)

2022

  • Shayne Kaiser - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Madeline Garrett - University of Colorado Boulder
  • Shelby Smith - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Alex Jensen - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics

2021

  • Lewis Blake - Colorado School of Mines, Statistics Department
  • Ryan Peterson - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Joshua Sun - University of Colorado-Boulder, major in Statistics and Data Science
  • Nicholas Weaver - University of Colorado-Denver, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Ilana Trumble - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics


2019

  • Harris Butler - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics


2018

  • Kevin Josey - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Ahren Nelson- Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Lauren Matheny - University of Northern Colorado, Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Emileigh Willems - University of Colorado, Denver, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Greg Benton - University of Colorado Boulder, Applied Mathematics
  • David Kozak - Colorado School of Mines, Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics


2017

  • Kristen Campbell - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • JP DeLong - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Amani Albaqshi - University of Northern Colorado, Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Evan Colvin - University of Colorado, Denver, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Lauren Heck - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Freya Fu - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics


2016

  • Matt Mulvahill - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Cody Griffith - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Niloofar Ramezani - University of Northern Colorado, Applied Statistics and Research Methods
  • Lawrence Pelo - University of Colorado, Denver, Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Michael Anderson - University of Denver, Department of Business Information and Analytics
  • Scott Albohn - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2015

  • Brian Vestal - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Kevin Meadoff - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Paul Harmon - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2014

  • Sarah Kreidler - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Matthew Shaw - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Sijing Li - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2013

  • Tom Glorioso - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • John Patterson - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Melissa Francis - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2012

  • Brandy Ringham - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Matt Branan - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Sydney Raith - University of Denver, Department of Business Information and Analytics

2011

  • Bryan McNair - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Thang Dao - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Justin Wagner - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2010

  • Betsy Siewert - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Barbara Wills - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Andreea Erciulescu - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Stephen Chestnut - University of Colorado, Boulder

2009

  • Xian Lu - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Vincent Yates - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Amy Faget - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2008

  • Colin O’Donnell - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Steven Anderson - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Andrew Stewart - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2007

  • Jeri Forster Harwood - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Steven Geinitz - Metropolitan State University of Denver, Math and Computer Science
  • Bailey Draper - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2006

  • Jud Blatchford - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Biostatistics
  • Megan Baburek - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2005

  • Laura Saba - University of Colorado, Department of Biostatistics
  • Laura Ann Beri - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Daniel S. Cooley - University of Colorado, Boulder

2004

  • Elizabeth Koehler - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2003

  • Melissa Kerchner - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Jacqueline Pollock - University of Denver
  • Ulrike A. Schneider - University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Mark Werner - University of Colorado, Denver

 2002

  • Cathy Cullinane - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

2001

  • Cristina Giardino - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Greg Boat - University of Denver
  • Jean M. Ethredge - University of Colorado, Denver

1998

  • Ron Wright - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

1992

  • Charles Zhang - University of Colorado Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics
  • Heather Lottes - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Erik Heiny - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Kristin Brisch - University of Denver

1991

  • Monica Jones McNulty - Colorado School of Public Health, Biostatistics
  • Jean Marie Ellison - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics

1990

  • Boguang Zhen - Colorado School of Public Health, Biostatistics

1989

  • Ann Johnson - Colorado School of Public Health, Biostatistics

1988

  • Leslie Dennis - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Biostatistics
  • Bill Detweiler - University of Wyoming, Department of Statistics
  • Matt Pohl - University of Denver
  • Amy Noelker - University of Northern Colorado

1987

  • Edward Heard - University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Biostatistics
  • Amy Kuark - University of Denver
  • Charles Rowland - University of Wyoming
  • Gretchen Weigand - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Douglas Sullivan - University of Northern Colorado

1986

  • Heidi Krause-Steinrauf - Colorado School of Public Health, Biostatistics

1985

  • Sharon Murphy Keefer - Colorado School of Public Health, Biostatistics

1984

  • Duane Sherrell - Colorado School of Public Health, Biostatistics

1981

  • Rocco Ballerini - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Kraig Weyrich - University of Wyoming, Department of Statistics
  • Duane Lee Sherrill - University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Biometrics
  • Kay Marie Algie - University of Denver, Department of Statistics and Operations Research

1980

  • Roger Bottetbusch - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Soni Smathers - University of Wyoming, Department of Statistics
  • Gayle Wilson - University of Denver, Department of Statistics and Operations Research
  • Ginger Perry - University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Biometrics

1978

  • Denise Roe - University of Colorado

1977

  • Robert Salazar - University of Wyoming, Department of Statistics
  • Ahmed T. Hussein - Colorado School of Mines
  • Conrad Schlundt - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Ricard Cicosta - University of Denver
  • Donald Cacae - University of Denver
1974
  • Robert M. Judish - Colorado State University, Department of Statistics
  • Harold B. Gardner, Jr. - University of Wyoming, Department of Statistics

1973

  • Katherine Legge - Colorado State University
  • David Sobotka - University of Wyoming, Department of Statistics
  • Hubert Moloney - Denver University
  • Paul Perlmutter - University of Colorado