The Student Outreach Seminar (SOS) was created for the sole purpose of helping students succeed in the Department of Statistics and in their future careers as statisticians. We aim to accomplish this purpose by holding weekly seminars where invited speakers from within and outside the department give talks and workshops on topics related to students' academic and career growth.

SOS generally meets on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 pm in Seitz 300.

February 2

Introduction to Problems of the Week

February 9

How to Prepare for the Qualifying Exam

February 23

Eli Lily Job Talk by Dr. Kristi Griffiths

March 1

Design of Experiments Review

March 8

SPRING BREAK

March 15

Discussion of Available Courses

March 22

Open Discussion

March 29

Open Discussion

April 5

Matthew Keefe Research Presentation

April 12

Liang (Sally) Shan Dissertation Talk

April 19

Qualifying Exam Workshop - Inference Fundamentals & Regression ANOVA

April 26

Qualifying Exam Workshop - Probability Distribution Theory & Statistical Inference

May 3

Qualifying Exam Workshop - Linear Models & Design of Experiments

For additional information, please contact:

Matthew Keefe
SOS Director
mjkeefe@vt.edu