Two members of the CSU's statistics department were presented awards at the Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) Meeting and Mixer at the Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) in San Diego this past August.
Ephraim Hanks, a PhD student in the department was presented with two awards. Ephraim was awarded 1st place in the 2012 ENVR student paper competition for the paper "Random Fields and Statistical Models for Circuits" by Eprhaim M. Hanks and Mevin B. Hooten (CSU, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and Statistics). Ephraim was also presented with the JSM Presentation Award for the Section on Statistics and the Environment, for his presentation "Velocity-Based Movement Modeling for Individual and Population-Level Inference" at the 2011 JSM. This award was given to the best presentation in a JSM session sponsored by ENVR as voted by attendees, and is presented at the following year's JSM after the votes are tabulated.
Dan Cooley was ENVR's Young Investigator Awardee. Dan was awarded for "Distinguished Research on Multivariate and Spatial Extremes Impacting both the Environmental Statistics and the larger, weather and climate scientific communities, for promising development of measures to understand extreme weather phenomena and how these processes are manifested in climate models, for a strong commitment to service in the environmental statistics community, and for contributions toward training the next generation of environmental scientists".