Student Awards

Statistics Graduate Student Fellowship

Congratulations Marina Ptukhina on winning the first annual Statistics Graduate Student Fellowship! Marina is originally from Kharkiv, Ukraine, and earned an MS in mathematics from Texas Tech University before joining the PhD program at UNL. As a teaching assistant, Marina has taught STAT 218 and been the lab instructor for STAT 801 and 802. She hopes to earn her PhD in 2016, and is working on developing methods to estimate the shelf life of drug products from a Bayesian perspective, under the guidance of Dr. Walt Stroup.

Holling Family Award for Teaching Excellence

The Holling Family Award is given by the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources to recognize outstanding teaching by TAs and faculty. Two Statistics TAs have won the award in the past three years – a huge achievement for the department!
2014: Elizabeth Claassen (STAT 802), PhD 2014.
2012: Pamela Fellers (STAT 218), PhD 2014

Parents’ Recognition Award

The UNL Parents Association awards TAs and faculty who have made a significant contribution toward a student’s education.
2014: Pavel Chernyavskiy (STAT 380), PhD 2015.

Schwab Wins Best Paper at JSM

Congratulations Aimee Schwab on winning the best paper award for Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences at JSM this year! JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America, organized by the American Statistical Association. Learn More about JSM