Friday, January 16th, 2015

Student Talk Series: Tracy Sweet, University of Maryland, January 22nd, Olin 268 @ noon

Title: Hierarchical Social Network Models with Applications in the Social Sciences Abstract: The term “social network analysis” includes most quantitative methods for analyzing relational data and these methods are both exploratory and inferential. For inference, there are a variety of social network statistical models to represent the stochastic nature of network relationships.  In this talk, I will present social network models that are written as Hierarchical Bayes models and describe how these generative models can be used in the social sciences which often involve multiple partially exchangeable networks.

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Research opportunities

Bucknell Program for Undergraduate Research: see campus www.bucknell.edu/x1713.xml proposals due in early February Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs): see www.ams.org/programs/students/undergrad/emp-reu deadlines February – March Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: see http://cs.lbl.gov/careers/summer-student-program/rising-seniors MIT Lincoln Laboratory: see www.ll.mit.edu/college/summerprogram.html rising seniors; must be U.S. citizen National Security Agency: Director’s Summer Program, Mathematics Summer Employment Program; must be U.S. citizen; applications accepted September 7 – October 15 of each year; see http://www.nsa.gov/careers/opportunities_4_u/students/undergraduate/ Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST): see www.nist.gov/surfgaithersburg/ deadline February 15. National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Research Participant Program: must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident; rising […]

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Teaching opportunities and training

Center for talented youth:  http://cty.jhu.edu/jobs/summer/index.html Breakthrough collaborative:  http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/ Aim High:  http://www.aimhigh.org/faculty/apply_teach_aim_high.php

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Statistics and Biostatistics Opportunities:

Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/research/training/summer-institute-biostatistics-t15) Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/jobs/internships.html Census bureau: http://www.census.gov/hrd/www/jobs/stu_temp.html U.S. Government: http://www.usajobs.gov Dordt College in Sioux City, Iowa: summer research program in statistical genetics and biostatistics; undergraduate students with prior coursework in statistics are invited to apply; application deadline; January 31, 2012; see http://www.dordt.edu/academics/programs/math/statgen/

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Friday, January 9th, 2015

Actuarial internships

Aetna: (https://www.aetna.com/about-us/student-programs.html)   General listing at the bottom of http://www79.homepage.villanova.edu/charles.ashley/actuary.htm   Towers Perrin: actuarial internships; information available through Bucknell’s CDC   U.S. Government: see http://www.usajobs.gov  

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