2017-18: E&O: Undergraduate Workshop – October 23-24, 2017

Application Deadline was September 12, 2017

Location

This workshop will take place at SAMSI in Research Triangle Park, NC.

Description

As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2017-2018, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will host a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic on Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Climate and the Earth System (CLIM) will be covered in some depth.

While students from universities not in the U.S. are welcome to apply, please be aware that priority is given to students who are enrolled at U.S. institutions.

If your application is accepted for the workshop, SAMSI will reimburse predetermined travel expenses. SAMSI will also provide shared lodging and meals/breaks during the days of the workshop.

Monday, October 23, 2017
SAMSI, RTP

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
8:45 – 9:00 am Opening Remarks Elvan Ceyhan, SAMSI (NCSU)
9:00 – 9:45 am Tutorial on R Software Maggie Johnson; Huang Huang; Whitney Huang, SAMSI
10:00 – 11:00 am Applications in Climate Context Michael Wehner, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)
11:15 am – 12:15 pm Distributions and Statistics in Climate Data Doug Nychka, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
12:15 – 1:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 – 4:30 pm Lectures and Hands-on Demos
Overview of Statistical Models/Methods for Climate Research Maggie Johnson, Huang Huang and Whitney Huang SAMSI
1:30 – 2:20 pm To Be Announced Maggie Johnson, SAMSI
2:20 – 3:10 pm To Be Announced Whitney Huang, SAMSI
3:20 – 4:00 pm Hands on Demos for Climate Extremes R Software Maggie Johnson; Huang Huang; Whitney Huang, SAMSI
4:00 – 4:30 pm Concluding Remarks and Wrap Up Maggie Johnson; Huang Huang; Whitney Huang, SAMSI
4:30 – 5:15 pm Panel on Career Opportunities Postdoc and Graduate Fellows, SAMSI
Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute of Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC) and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)
5:15 – 6:30 pm DINNER

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
SAMSI, RTP

Time Description Speaker Slides Videos
9:00 – 10:15 am Statistical Development and challenges for Paleo-climate Reconstruction Bo Li, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:30 – 12:00 pm To Be Announced Scott Stevens and Jared Rennie, Cooperative Institute of Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC) and National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI)

**NOTE: Planning for this workshop is ongoing. As more information becomes available, updates will be posted here.**

Questions: email ugworkshop@samsi.info