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1 Department of Statistics R.W. Doerge West Lafayette, IN Developing statistics programs for majors outside of statistics and expanding interdisciplinary cooperation

2 Outline Certificate and degree programs Integration of Statistics requirement into other programs Increased networking among student Successful interdisciplinary research Faculty and student collaboration Example research program

3 Purdue Statistics Undergraduate degrees Statistics minor in Statistics Actuarial Science (shared with Math)* Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics* Masters 5 th year Masters* Mathematical Science Applied Statistics* emphasis in statistical bioinformatics Computational Finance Ph.D.*

4 Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics 4 Masters courses Required: Intro. Probability and Intro. Statistical Inference Choice of 2: Time series Sampling Applied linear models Multivariate Statistics Advanced statistics methodology Details: Certificate documented on transcript Students receive physical certificate Name is listed in commencement book Employers love this Feeder for Masters in Applied Statistics

5 5 th Year Masters of Applied Statistics Complete BS in Statistics Proper preparation for last 3 semesters Takes a bit of counseling Working hard to get undergraduate advisers onboard Feeder for Ph.D. program having the experience shows them they can do it

6 Dual degree Program Complete Masters in Applied Statistics while working on a Ph.D. in a different department Complete MS in Statistics within timeframe of Ph.D. Very popular Employers love this…

7 Integrate Statistics into other curricula Intro Statistics course used as Math requirement for undergraduates 700 students per semester Elementary Statistics course required by other undergraduate majors 880 students per semester Applied MS courses required in other graduate programs Applied linear models Design of experiments Multivariate statistics

8 Results… Increased awareness of Statistics early on in undergraduate career Increased number of students in statistics courses Increased revenue Increased contact with other departments

9 Next Step? Online Certificate Program Some of the courses already online Increase dual degree and 5 th year programs Awareness Increase contact with other departments… Has other benefits

10 Interdisciplinary Research… The increased number of non-majors in applied statistics classes increases the network In class projects using real data Collaborations outside of class Research Students helping students

11 Interdisciplinary Research Consulting Service Computational Statistics Statistical Bioinformatics Environmental Statistics Data Analytics

12 Results of interdisciplinary connections Collaborative projects between research groups Grant opportunities and publications Good for young faculty just starting Funding of Statistics graduate students outside faculty Summer internships in industry Continued funding when student return to Purdue Gift funds Joint faculty hiring w/in and between College(s) Joint courses Exposure Research

13 Skill set… Students learn to talk to non-statisticians in a meaningful manner a skill industry/academics wants Computational Statistics is at the intersection of every interdisciplinary discipline Another skill that industry wants and academics need

14 Summary… Start early Undergraduate Be consistent Integrate into other disciplines programs Increase the network Certificate, 5 th year MS, dual degree Research Collaboration

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