Student Travel Award

NC ASA 2022 Student Travel Awards

NC ASA is pleased to announce a Student Travel Award to support NC Statistics students at any level of education (high school, undergraduate, graduate) in travel to a conference or workshop in North Carolina or any ASA sponsored conference, e.g., JSM, Symposium on Data Science & Statistics, etc.

Award Details
$250 awarded up to four times a year.  In 2022, applications will be reviewed by April 1, July 1, October 1, and December 1. 

How to Apply
Please complete the following form to apply:

The application must include a short description of how the conference/workshop will benefit the applicant. A name and email address of a faculty member or teacher who can vouch for their attendance at this conference is also required.

Questions can be directed to NC ASA Chapter Representative, Stephanie Zimmer (

Previous Winners

  • September 1, 2020 Deadline - Xiaoqian Liu (Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference) and Lesia Semenova (INFORMS Annual Meeting)
    • Xiaoqian is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University. Xiaoqian's current research interests include statistical learning and numerical optimization, especially in nonconvex regularization and multi-dimensional data analysis.
    • Lesia is a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Computer Science department at Duke University. Lesia's research interests include interpretability in machine learning, statistical learning theory, reasoning, and perception.

  • June 1, 2020 Deadline - Phuc Nguyen, Zahra Saki, Hanyu Song, and Becky Tang (Joint Statistical Meetings online)
    • Phuc is an incoming second-year Ph.D. candidate in the Statistical Science department at Duke University. Phuc's current research interests include latent factors, mixed membership models, and applications in public health and the biological sciences.
    • Zahra is a recent graduate of NC State University. She received a Ph.D. in Textile Technology Management and a Master in Statistics at the same time. Zahra is passionate about translating business problems into predictive models and communicating the result using data visualization.  Her interest in applications of statistical methods into interdisciplinary fields motivates her engagement in the statistics field.
    • Hanyu is a rising fourth-year PhD candidate in the department of statistical science at Duke University. Hanyu's research interests include development of novel Bayesian methods for data analysis, specifically in distributed computing and directional statistics.
    • Becky is a third year PhD student in the Statistical Science department at Duke University. Her research interests focus on hierarchical modeling and spatial statistics with applications to ecology. Becky is also passionate about teaching statistics, with a focus on supporting women and minority groups in the discipline.

  • March 1, 2020 Deadline - Romesh Thanuja (Data Science, Statistics, and Visualization in Durham, NC)
    • Romesh is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Computational Mathematics Program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Romesh's research interests are in the areas of Geostatistics and Operations Research. He is also a statistical consultant at the UNCG Statistical Consulting Center.