The JPSM Rick Valliant Student Award gives each new incoming PhD student a two-year student membership in AAPOR and ASA and two books; Survey Research in the United States: Roots and Emergence 1890-1960 by Jean M. Converse, and Practical Tools for Designing and Weighting Survey Samples, by Richard Valliant, Jill Dever, and Frauke Kreuter.
We are pleased to announce the first recipient, JPSM PhD student Tim Trudell. Trudell received a BS in Mathematics in 2004 from the Pennsylvania State University and his MS in Statistics in 2008 from the University of Minnesota. His area of concentration is Statistical Science. He is currently working as a Lead Mathematical Statistician at the US Census Bureau.
The award is named in honor of Rick Valliant, Professor Emeritus, Universities of Maryland and Michigan. For those who would like to contribute to this award, gifts are accepted online through the JPSM Gift Fund. Please indicate the Rick Valliant Student Award fund on your form.
(Pictured: Trudell accepting the two books from Distinguished University Professor Stanley Presser.)