As part of the capstone experience for the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Statistics, students will have the option of completing a statistics research project and/or an internship in statistics. Students will also have the opportunity to present their research findings at Elon’s annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF) or at national conferences, such as the NC Symposium for Women in Mathematics and Statistics and the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. In Fall 2014, a student received the top award for her research presentation at the UNC-G Mathematics and Statistics Conference, and two students were accepted into the Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics.From 2011 to 2015, several Elon Statistics majors have participated in a Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics program.
Ashley established her connection with NCAR when she was a junior at Ithaca College. Studying as a double major in Biology and Mathematics, she took on a small statistics research project about the in upstate New York using regional climate models. While preparing to present her research results for the Whalen Symposium at Ithaca College, her project advisor Dr. Tom Pfaff suggested she consider a statistics internship in CISL's SIParCS program. Dr. Pfaff knew about SIParCS through his collaboration with Doug Nychka in CISL's Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe). Ashley applied to SIParCS in the winter of 2009 and was selected to perform a and North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program () data to reconstruct vertical wind profiles. Her project mentors included Dr. Steve Sain and Dr. Doug Nychka from IMAGe and Dr. Amanda Hering of CSM. Following the internship and supported by SIParCS, Ashley presented her results at the sponsored by the American Statistical Association.
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