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October 19, 2016

Iowa State University Distinguished Professor of statistics Alicia Carriquiry has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

September 1, 2016

This semester we welcome three student workers to help out with the main office: Gillian Holte, Katie Kurt, and Kaitlin Rich. They will be here to help out with any questions you may have.


June 10, 2016

After learning about the apartment fire that occurred in the early morning of June 6, we learned that three graduate students from the Department of Statistics were residents of the building. Hengfang Wang, Xiaofei Zhang, and Shan Yu (not pictured) lost their homes and all of their possessions.

Faculty, staff, and graduate students wasted no time and donated $1509 in just a couple of days, meaning each student will get $503 to help get them back on their feet. Thank you so much to everyone who donated. It is appreciated very much!

May 27, 2016

STAT-ers has recently been recognized as an official student chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA).  

May 27, 2016

The Iowa State University College of Business has partnered up with statistics and engineering faculty for the Master of Business Analytics program.

The Master of Business Analytics is an online program created for working professionals. It was designed with the idea that students are able to continue to work while completing the program.

About STAT

Welcome to the Department of Statistics and the Statistical Laboratory.

The Statistical Laboratory, established by George W. Snedecor in 1934, was the first of its kind in the nation. The Department of Statistics was established in 1947 and it is housed in Snedecor Hall on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames, Iowa. The primary mission of the Department and the Statistical Laboratory is the advancement of statistical knowledge. Read more about