Spotlights

 

SDS UGTA, Savannah Troy, places second in the Science in Plain English Competition.

Congratulations to Savannah Troy, who placed second in the Science in Plain English contest sponsored by the UT Science Communication Interest Group. The Science in Plain English contest is about students honing their ability to discuss their research with someone who isn’t a scientist or a science student, in a non-academic situation. Held...

SDS Health Trail Teams Place in Top 10 for UT Austin

10 November 2017—Congratulations to Sally Ragsdale, Kristin Harvey and Steven Hernandez, team Rainbow-Ralphing Cats, for placing 4th during the October Health Trails Team competition through the HealthPoint Wellness Program at The University of Texas at Austin.Sally Ragsdale said of the competition and event, “Although I exercise regularly, keeping track of my...

SDS Student Spotlight - Novin Ghaffari

Novin Ghaffari is a student in the PhD in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences   Tell us a little about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc. In high school, my first job was tutoring immigrant children. Since starting at UT, I’ve mainly worked for...

SDS Student Spotlight - Maurice Diesendruck

  Maurice Diesendruck is a student in the PhD in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences.   Tell us a little about yourself - educational background, work experience, etc. Educational background: Mostly math, some econ, some ethnomusicology/anthropologyPrevious work experience: SF startup, then Google, both in data management...

SDS Student Spotlight: Evan Ott

Evan Ott is a student in the PhD in Statistics program in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. Tell us a little bit about yourself—educational background, work experience, etc. I got my undergrad honors degrees here at UT-Austin in Physics and Computer Science (so yes, that makes this my...