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Daisy Philtron and Hamlet

DAISY PHILTRON

Prior to pursuing her PhD, Daisy obtained her bachelors and masters degree in Mathematics graduating in 2008 and 2009 respectively. She received her PhD in Statistics in September of this year (2014). In 2013 Daisy was awarded the Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship.

Daisy also dedicates her free time to training service dogs. She and her husband, Jason are also avid cyclists and are currently enjoying a year and a half long cycling trip from Alaska to Argentina!  You can follow the adventures of the Philtrons on their blog: "The Philtrons Pedal South"!

For more on Daisy you can read her interview in Valued Penguin at:http://www.valuepenguin.com/2013/09/penn-state-statistics-daisy-phillips or her article "Seeing the world on 2 wheels at: www.centredaily.com/2014/10/11/4398700/this-i-believe-seeing-the-world.html

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

 

Statistics Among Top Jobs for Millennials, Report Says

If you are one of the 75 million Americans born between 1981 and 2000, statistics might be one of the best jobs to pursue. CBS Money Watch and Forbes recently reported this finding by CareerCast.com, which ranked jobs for millennials according to criteria like salary, growth and satisfaction. It’s no surprise that statistics—one of the hottest careers—tops the charts….



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OUR STUDENTS IN THE NEWS

 

Kevin Lee wins Academic Computing Fellowship

Kevin LeeIn 1987, Penn State established an innovative fellowship program in computing applications. The program is for doctoral students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and have a background and strong interest in computing applications within their disciplines.

 

Meridith Bartley awarded honorable mention for Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship

The Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship was established in 1989 to encourage more women to enter statistically oriented professions.  Application is limited to women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are admitted to full-time study in a graduate statistics program by July 1 of the award year.  Women in or entering the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) are especially encouraged to apply.  For more information and to view a list of past winners please read>>
http://www.amstat.org/award/coxrecipienthistory.cfm

 

AROUND THE DEPARTMENT

Coming up this Summer...

Annual New Student Orientation Picnic
New location - Sunset Park!
Thursday, August 20th from 12:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

 

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