MWSUG and SCSUG scholarships winners


We are smack in the middle of conference season! We hope the WUSS and SESUG scholarship winners received the educational experience they deserved. On deck we have the Midwest SAS Users Group (MWSUG) taking place Oct. 18-20 in Omaha, NE and South Central SAS Users Group (SCSUG) on Oct. 30th in Baton Rouge, LA. SCSUG will also include a student symposium featuring several scholarship winners. We’d like to recognize and congratulate the scholarship winners of the upcoming users conferences:

MWSUG – Midwest Users of SAS Software

MWSUG offers full scholarships for students and junior professionals with an accepted abstract for a paper or poster. The scholarship covers the registration fees plus a stipend for travel expenses. Partial scholarships are also available.

2015 Student Scholarship Winners

Kechen Zhao
University of Southern California

Sara Burns
Washington University - St. Louis

Ran Gu
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Yage Guo
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Milan Mcgraw
University of Chicago

Harsh Daiya
University of Nebraska at Omaha

Yufeng Xu
University of Iowa

Karush Jaggi
Oklahoma State University

Sherry Zhou
University of Southern California

2015 Junior Professional Award Winners

Chad Wetzel
Douglas County Health Department

Ting Sa
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Seungyoung Hwang
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Kaushal Chaudhary
Sanford Health

Teresa Smith
Gretchen Swanson Center for Nutrition

Yumin Zhao
Eli Lilly


SCSUG – South Central SAS Users Group

SCSUG offers student and faculty scholarships using SAS in their coursework or research. Applicants must submit a paper that is selected to be presented. Louisiana State University, Oklahoma State University and The University of Alabama are also hosting a joint Graduate Student Symposium in Analytics this year. These students will present at SCSUG.

2015 Student Scholarship Winner

Deanna Schreiber-Gregory
2015 Student Symposium

University of Louisiana

Gross and Srividhya Naraharirao
Game of Thrones: Text Analysis of the George RR Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire using SAS Enterprise Miner

Andrew Kramer
Contextualized Market Basket Analysis – How to learn more from your Point of Sale Data in Base SAS and SAS Enterprise Miner

Alfred Koffi-Sokpa, Nidhi Gupta, Rahul Roshan
An Insight into Significance of Parameter Estimates: A “Target Shuffling” approach Using Base SAS

Oklahoma State University

Sairam Tanguturi and Nithish Reddy Yeduguri
Study of Cancer Research by Small Businesses: A Text Analytics Approach Using SAS Enterprise Miner

Karush Jaggi
Debt Collection Through SAS® Analytics Lens

Saurabh Nandy
Re-admission Analysis of COPD Patients

The University of Alabama

Matthew B. Collins and Taylor K. Larkin
SAS & R: A Perfect Combination for Sports Analytics

Taylor K. Larkin
Telecommunications, Power Grids, and Cataclysmic Damage

Taylor B. Anderson
SAS: Detecting Phishing Attempts: Minimally Invasive Email Log Data


About Author

Nancy Moser

Sr Events Project Manager

Nancy Moser is an Event Project Manager, with a passion for providing memorable events and communities to share knowledge and connect with other SAS users. As a member of the Users Group Programs Team, Nancy works the Regional Users Groups and SAS Global Users Groups to share relevant content with community participants. An MBA graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nancy has over 15 years’ experience in the IT industry. Nancy previously worked in the Utilities industry as a business analyst and in the Securities Industry as a Financial Principal. Nancy enjoys gardening, reading and cooking for her family and friends.

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