Beginning in the Academic Year 2007-2008, the Department of Statistics at the University of Georgia introduced the Capstone Course for undergraduate majors and minors because of the belief that many undergraduate statistics students receive limited exposure to real data and the challenges of real data analysis. The Capstone Course is an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience beyond the text book.
The course has three main threads:
- Teaching advanced/modern statistical methods to undergraduate statistics students
- Giving these students an intensive, year-long data-analysis experience
- Providing the students with an opportunity to improve their written and oral communication skills
Best Capstone Student Award
This award is funded by a generous donation from Professor Emeritus Kermit Hutcheson. The winner receives $500.
Throughout the year-long Capstone course, candidate consistently demonstrates dedication to the capstone philosophy of seeing the big picture of statistical analysis; embracing the importance of writing, communication, and research skills; strong work ethic; stepping up to provide leadership and also being a team player; and demonstrates professionalism within the class and working with his/her group’s client.