Call for Participation: StatFest 2018

The StatFest 2018: A One Day Conference for Undergraduate Students will be held on Saturday September 22, 2018 at Amherst College, Amherst, MA.

StatFest is aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from historically underrepresented groups (African American, Hispanic, Native Americans) to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistical sciences.

StatFest is an ongoing initiative of the American Statistical Association (ASA) through its Committee on Minorities in Statistics.

The conference includes:

  • presentations from established professionals, academic leaders, and current graduate students that will help attendees understand the opportunities and routes for success in the field,
  • opportunities for networking,
  • opportunity for attendees to submit and present posters describing their research, and
  • panel forums that will provide information and tips for a rewarding graduate student experience, achieving success as an academic statistician, opportunities in the private and government arenas, among other topics.

For more information, please go to If you have any questions, please contact Nicholas Horton (