The Science Achievement Janet L. Norwood Graduate Scholarship in Statistics
Alyssa Hu, graduate student in statistics, is interested in applied statistics research and hopes to eventually become a professor. Her recommender has known Hu as a student, outreach ambassador, teaching assistant, and tutor and was “impressed by her maturity and reliability as well as her technical expertise.” Hu earned bachelor’s degrees in computer science and mathematics at the University of Maryland.
The scholarship in statistics is named for Janet Norwood, who was the first female commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 1979 to 1991. She was instrumental in establishing many of the data collection instruments and databases still in use by the BLS and helped ensure data integrity by maintaining the Bureau’s independence from the political process.