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The YSS were delighted to organise the Tuesday evening “pub quiz” at last week’s RSS 2016 conference in Manchester. We had a tremendous turn-out, with over 80 people competing for a range of prizes and enjoying free drinks, thanks to very generous sponsorship from ATASS Sports. When the final scores were tallied up, the winning team were “The Unsignificant Five” (163 points), with “Meet In The Middle” (156 points) and “Probably Last” (155 points) following close behind.
If you fancy having a go at the quiz, simply click on the link below to bring up the pdf of questions! The answers will appear here in the next few days.
The Young Statisticians Section (YSS) of the Royal Statistical Society are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join the YSS Committee for 2017.
The YSS exists to support and bring together statisticians in the first 10 years of their careers – including students. We run a number of events each year for young statisticians, including careers days, webinars, competitions (such as this year’s YSS/Significance Writing Competition) and a variety of sessions at the RSS Annual Conference, as well as supporting numerous other conferences and events in the statistical calendar. (For further details, please have a browse through some of the previous posts on this site!)
Being a member of the YSS Committee is a commitment but also very rewarding (and fun!) We are particularly looking for people who are keen to champion new ideas for reaching out the early-career statistics community, and to help organise events targeted at young statisticians. We hold three committee meetings per year, so most events and initiatives are organised remotely via email or phone conference.
If you would like to be considered for one of the committee positions, simply send an email (subject line “YSS Committee 2017”) to Tim at
by 6pm on Friday 23 September 2016, with a short blurb (up to 250 words) summarising your background and why you’d like to join the committee.
Please note that to take up a position you will need to be a full fellow of the RSS.
A final note: if you’re attending the RSS Conference in Manchester next week (5-8 September), and would like to find out more about the YSS, please do come up and have a chat with the current committee – just look for the red t-shirts!
The YSS will be running no fewer than 12 events at next week’s RSS2016 conference in Manchester – a new record! Click on the flyer below to find out more.
We’ll be out in force at the conference with no fewer than eight members of the YSS committee in attendance – look out for our eye-catching red t-shirts!
On the afternoon on Thursday 8 September, the YSS will be running a special “STEM Showcase” session at the RSS 2016 conference (which takes place in Manchester from 5-8 September – see www.rss.org.uk/conference for further details).
The STEM Showcase event will feature five 12-minute presentations that showcase best practice and innovation in school statistical STEM activities, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A and further discussion. Following the session, we will share and promote these activity materials (with full attribution to the authors) across the young statistician / STEM ambassador community, to maximise the impact of the activities.
We’re now assembling the line-up for the session – so if you are an early-career statistician (first 10 years of career) and/or a STEM Ambassador and would like to share examples of effective and engaging statistical activities that you have developed for young people, we would love to hear from you!
If you’re interested in contributing to the session, please drop an email to the address shown below by 30 April 2016, giving details of what you’d like to speak about:
All selected speakers will be eligible for a conference registration waiver for the day of the session, as a thank you for being involved.
Please note: As the number of speaker slots is limited, we may receive more expressions of interest than can be accommodated in the session. In this instance, the slots will be allocated on a competitive basis to ensure we have the most varied and engaging combination of talks possible.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!
The YSS were delighted to organise the Tuesday evening “pub quiz” at last week’s RSS 2015 conference in Exeter. We had a fantastic turn-out, with over 50 people competing for a range of prizes and enjoying free drinks, thanks to very generous sponsorship from ATASS Sports. When the final scores were tallied up, the winning team were “Exeter Tuesday” (111 points), with “In It For The Drinks” following close behind (108 points).
If you fancy having a go at the quiz, simply click on the link below to bring up the pdf of questions!
UPDATE (25 September 2015): The answers to the RSS 2015 Pub Quiz are now available! Please see the PDF below: