2022 Recipient

Name: Shelby McCormick

2021 Recipient

Name: Elizabeth Wright

2020 Recipient

Name: Jim Webb

2019 Recipients

Name: Bharat Reddy

Name: Barbara Thompson


Name: Shaun Wright

2012 Recipient
Alex Little

Name: Alexander Little
Project Name: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Ground Water Conservation Districts in the Gulf Coast Aquifer of Texas.

Alex received his Mater’s degree in May, 2012 under the advisement of Thomas Wehrly. He is a graduate of Pomona College, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Geology in 2002. He is currently working to publish the results of his project, which includes a new method of aggregating the sparse, unevenly spaced, covariance nonstationary observations typical of well-level measurements by removing the baseline differences between wells and removing the seasonal component of the time series to calculate regional average measurements. Alex holds teacher certifications in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and spent four years teaching math and science to at-risk students in inner city schools and prisons. Alex is a member of Statistics
Without Borders, and he currently lives in Paraquay.
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2011 Recipient

Michelle Pflueger

Name: Michelle Pflueger
Project Name: Electrical Submersible Pump Survival Analysis.

Michelle received her Master’s degree in May, 2011 under the advisement of Jianhua Huang. She is also a graduate of UC Berkeley, where she earned a BS in Chemical Engineering in 2000. Michelle works as a Petroleum Engineer for Chevron and her career has given her the opportunity to work in multiple countries, both in the field and in central technology groups. Her goal is continue to find ways to apply the statistical theory she has learned at Texas A&M to common Petroleum Engineering problems encountered in the oil industry.
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2010 Recipient

Xiaolei Xun

Name: Xiaolei Xun
Project Name: Statistical Method on A Basic Tomography Problem.

Xiaolei received her Master’s degree in December, 2009, under the advisement of Bani Mallick and Raymond Carroll. She plans to continue with the department for a Ph.D. in Statistics as well. She also has served as the secretary of the Statistics Graduate Student Association from 2009 to 2010.
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