This year, Pitt BIostats master's student LINGYUN LYU is a recipient of the Lingzi Lu Memorial Award from the American Statistical Association in partnership with the International Chinese Statistical Association, The award provides travel support to the ASA Conference on Statistical Practice and memorializes Lingzi L, a first-year student in the master's program in statistics at Boston University, who lost her life in the senseless bombing at the Boston Marathon in April 2013. She was an ambitious, talented and vibrant student, who eagerly looked forward to a career as a masters-level statistician.
About the Award
In 2013, the American Statistical Association in partnership with the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) created the Lingzi Lu Memorial Award in remembrance of Lingzi Lu. The first-year student in the statistics master’s program at Boston University lost her life in the bombing at the Boston Marathon in April of that year. She was an ambitious, talented, and vibrant student, who looked forward to a career as a master’s-level statistician. Through this award, the ASA and ICSA support the studies of similarly dedicated people who are in master’s programs in statistics or who have recently earned their master’s degree in statistics. The award provides up to $1,300 for registration and travel support to the ASA Conference on Statistical Practice, which takes place every February.
Award recipients are selected by a committee jointly appointed by the ASA and ICSA. To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree program in statistics or biostatistics or have completed a master’s degree in statistics or biostatistics no more than two years prior to the time of application.
Applications are due by October 15 and require the following:
- Personal essay (maximum of 500 words)
- Two reference letters – not to exceed two pages each (academic references are preferred)
- All academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable)
- Candidate’s headshot