The CAUSE (Consortium for the Advancement of
Undergraduate Statistics Education -
is glad to announce
its fourth biennial undergraduate statistics project competition
The purpose of USPROC is to encourage the development of data
analysis skills, to enhance presentation
skills, and to recognize
outstanding work by undergraduate statistics students.
Starting in the year 2013,
there will be two
types of undergraduate Statistics Project Competitions:
- Undergraduate Statistics Research
Project Competition (USRESP):
This competition is for undergraduate students who conduct research
projects that are statistically related, either methodological or
applied. The types of research projects may include research work
from REU research projects, senior capstone research projects, or
independent research projects that are not based on a specific
course that students are taking.
- Undergraduate Statistics Class Project
This competition is for undergraduate students who are taking an
applied statistics course(s) at introductory, or intermediate levels, in
which class project is part of the course work (either required or
rules applied to both competitions
- A project can only be submitted to either
USRESP or USCLAP.
student can be an author or a co-author of only one project submitted to
the two competitions.
the number of submitted projects for a competition is less than 15,
the Competition Committee reserves the right of selecting less than
three winning projects for that competition.
addition to the monetary awards, the winning project author(s) will
be invited to prepare a 5 to 10 minutes 'virtual' posters to be
posted on CAUSEweb. The first place project from each competition
will be invited to give a 15 to 20 minutes webinar presentation of
their winning project.
If data are collected on human subjects, it is the responsibility of
author(s) or their sponsor instructor(s) to ensure that IRB approval
is secured from their institution.