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Stephanie Cano
Stephanie Cano

Business college opens Statistical Consulting Center

By Wendy Frost
Director of Communications, UTSA College of Business

(Oct. 19, 2006)--The Department of Management Science and Statistics has established a Statistical Consulting Center in the College of Business to provide statistical services to UTSA faculty, staff and students, as well as researchers in the community.

Doctoral students in the college's new Ph.D. program in applied statistics will staff the center. Faculty in the department will provide additional expertise as needed.

Stephanie Cano, senior lecturer, will direct the new center. Cano worked in a similar consulting center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received her Ph.D. in biostatistics.

The Statistical Consulting Center will provide assistance with experimental study design, sample size selection, data analysis and statistical computing.

"As UTSA moves forward in its mission to achieve Tier 1 research status, the center will provide much needed statistical support for student and faculty researchers as well as a training ground for our students," said Nandini Kannan, chair of the Department of Management Science and Statistics.

In addition to statistical services, the center also will offer non-credit short courses on data analysis using various statistical software packages including Regression, Reliability and Experimental Design.

The center, located in Business Building Room 4.02.68 at the 1604 Campus is open for walk-in consulting from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday and Wednesday. UTSA faculty, staff and students can use the services at no charge for 1 hour per week and up to 10 hours each semester. Longer projects will be charged an hourly fee.

For more information, e-mail the Statistical Consulting Center.

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