Statistics Research Opportunities & Collaborations
Morris is the only small liberal arts college in Minnesota—and one of the few across the country—that offers a statistics major.
The University of Minnesota, Morris statistics discipline regularly incorporates academic research as part of a well rounded undergraduate experience at Morris. While on campus, statistics majors have the opportunity to participate in:
- Morris Academic Partnerships (MAP)
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP)
- The Undergraduate Research Symposium
Many students participate in established research opportunities that are offered both on campus and off campus, through local and national agencies.
Every statistics major also participates in a senior seminar that integrates the student's statistical knowledge into a single year-long project and presentation. Over the course of the year, students will meet regularly with their adviser to create a project focused on applied statistics or statistical theory. But the project also allows student to demonstrate skills in writing, critical thinking, and public speaking.
Selected Examples of Student/Faculty Collaborations
Seokkun Chang, Project Title: Extreme Values, Quantile Estimation, and Value at Risk
Andrew Wey, Project Title: Gene Network using Vine Copula
Rui Ding, Poster Presentation at the 2009 Undergraduate Research Symposium, April 17, 2009 and 2009 IBS ENAR Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, March 15, 2009