American Statistical Association
Section on Statistical Graphics

2000 Student Paper Competition

The Statistical Graphics Section of the ASA will sponsor a Student Paper Session at the Joint Statistical Meetings in 2000. The topic of the session will be Statistical Graphics. Up to four students will be selected to participate in this session, which may include a discussant nominated by the selection comittee. All fees, up to $1000, associated with registration, accommodation and travel to the conference will be awarded to the participants in this Session.

Students at all levels (undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D.) are encouraged to participate. To be eligible, an applicant must be a registered student in the fall of 1999, and the first author of the paper.

To be considered for selection in the session, students must submit an abstract, a manuscript of no more than 10 pages, a resume, and a letter of recommendation from a mentor familiar with their work. The manuscript should be single-spaced in a 10 point font with one inch margins (this is consistent with ASA's Proceedings guidelines). To reflect the nature of the contest, at least 40% of the paper should consist of figures. In the case of joint authorships, the mentor should indicate what fraction of the contribution is attributable to the applicant.

All application materials MUST BE RECEIVED by January 25, 1999. They will be reviewed by the Statistical Graphics Section Student Paper Competition Award committee. The topic of the paper should be in the area of statistical graphics, and might be original methodological research, some novel application, or any other suitable contribution (for example, a data analysis project which employs an extensive use of graphics). Selection will be based on a variety of criteria at the discretion of the selection comittee, and will include novelty and significance of contribution.

Award announcements will be made in late January 1999. The selection committee's decision will be final. There will be a discretionary cap of $1000 on any given award, but it is anticipated that this figure should be more than sufficient to cover the expenses.

Students not selected for inclusion in the Session may submit their abstract and a registration fee to ASA by February 1 if they plan to attend the Joint Meetings. Those abstracts must be submitted following the ASA abstract submission instructions described in AMSTAT News or at Students selected for inclusion in the session will receive further information about abstract submission and fee waivers from the award committee.

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All electronic submissions of papers should be in postscript.
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