Why StatFest?

StatFest is a one day conference 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 2018 will be taking place on Saturday, September 22nd. Be sure to sign up today!

StatFest program at Pomona College ( http://st47s.com/statfest.html).


StatFest history

StatFest is a one-day conference aimed at encouraging students from under-represented groups to consider careers and graduate studies in the statistics and data science. The conference is an ongoing initiative of the American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Committee on Minorities in Statistics.

The first StatFest was held in 2001 at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. This Mini StatFest, as it was then called, exposed students from Spelman and the Atlanta University Center to dynamic role models and information on careers in statistics.

Since then, StatFest has grown into a one-day regional conference and has been held at several institutions around the country.

Past StatFest Conference Venues

Useful historical links

webpage originally authored by Nicholas Horton, Amherst College.