CIR Undergraduate Fellow Description
CIR Undergraduate Fellows will be engaged in a variety of activities which will provide training and research skill development, broad exposure to a variety of statistical problems, and an indepth experience with an interdiciplinary research project.
I. Collaborative Research Project
In order to experience statistics in depth, Fellows will participate in a substantive long term research project over the course of at least one year as a member of an Interdiciplinary Research Team (IRT). Each member of the IRT will develop a thorough understanding of the subject area research question through study and regular meetings with the subject area and statistics faculty mentors. Each IRT will present their findings in the form of a poster,paper, or oral presentation.
II. Short Term Consultation
In order to be exposed to the breadth and variety of problems statisticians encounter, Fellows will staff the CIR at least one hour per week to answer inquiries related to short term statistical computing and data analysis questions of faculty or students.
III. Student Seminar Participation
Fellows will attend a weekly seminar designed to create community, develop research skills, and provide a forum for discussing ongoing research in different subject areas. In addition, Fellows will learn about graduate training and careers in statistics. See the CIR Calendar for weekly seminar topics.
Continuation as a Fellow is contingent upon satisfactory progress toward a statistics concentration and active participation in Fellow activities. Fellows are not allowed to receive work study assignments. Fellows are allowed and encouraged to register for 0.5 credit of Stat 298 Independet Study each semester during their first year as CIR Fellows and 0.5 credit of Stat 398 Independent Research each semester during subsequent years.