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Alumni Reception


The Department of Statistics hosts several events throughout the year, from an Alumni & Friends Reception at the Joint Statistics Meetings (JSM) a Summer and Fall Picnic

The Penn State Statistics Reception @ JSM held annually is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and colleagues and unwind from the events of the day. 

We host several memorial lectures annually, The Rao Prize, Krishnaiah and Katri Lectures as well as the Chermeda Lecture.


Rao Prize
C. R. and Bhargavi Rao Prize for Outstanding Research in Statistics

The C. R. Rao and Bhargavi Prize honors outstanding and influential innovations in the theory and practice of mathematical statistics, international leadership in directing statistical research, and pioneering contributions by a recognized leader in the field.