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Department of Mathematical Science at IUPUI Will Host Sixth Annual Statistics Career Day

Release Date: 
Oct 27 2009

Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 27, 2009 - The Department of Mathematical Science at the School of Science at IUPUI will team up with the Indiana Chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the IU Division of Biostatistics for the sixth annual Statistics Career Day. Statistics Career Day provides an opportunity for teachers and students to meet statisticians from a variety of fields to discover career opportunities in statistics and to learn how statistical careers developed over time.

"The School of Science is thrilled to host the Statistics Career Day on IUPUI campus," says Bart Ng Dean of School of Science at IUPUI. "This event is a great opportunity for students and teachers to learn more about not only the opportunities in mathematics and statistics, but also the importance of a statistician in the science field."

The Statistics Career Day will consist of six speakers from academia and industry who will each give a short presentation about their careers in statistics before answering questions from the students. In addition to the presentations, various companies, organizations, and researchers from the university will be on hand to provide information to attendees interested in pursuing careers in mathematics and statistics.

It is anticipated that more than 200 students will participate at the event on November 11, 2009 at the IUPUI Campus Center, Room 450A. Teachers and students in grades 9-12 who are interested in mathematics and statistics should attend. For more information go to http://www.math.iupui.edu/~indyasa/.