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MSU statistician to be honored in D.C. ceremony

June 23, 2009 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- Robert Boik, a recently retired statistician from Montana State University, has been selected as a 2009 Fellow of the American Statistical Association.

One of 57 new Fellows, he will receive his certificate at an Aug. 4 ceremony at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Washington, D.C. Boik will be honored for outstanding and important research in multivariate analysis and linear models, for promotion of sound statistical thinking in the social and behavioral sciences, for exceptional academic leadership and for service to statistical science. The 2009 Fellows come from 19 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, England, Denmark, New Zealand, India and China.

The ASA is a scientific and educational society that has 18,000 members serving in academia, government and industry. Fellows are nominated by other members of the association and chosen by a committee that can elect no more than one-third of one percent of the total ASA membership as Fellows each year.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu