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Back in Class: Capstone Seminars Offer Seniors an In-Person Finale

Seven capstone seminars in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science this quarter have offered seniors the option of attending in person instead of online. For most of the students — and their professors — the seminars are their first in-person courses since pandemic precautions shut down the campus more than a year ago.

Data Science Major Coming in Fall ’22

UC Davis will debut its new interdisciplinary data science major in fall 2022, providing a career pathway for undergraduates who plan to become leaders in this cutting-edge field.

UC Davis Statistics Maintains Top Ranking

The UC Davis Department of Statistics continues to lead in educating undergraduates, ranking third among statistics degree-granting institutions in the U.S. in 2019, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

Mount Everest Summit Success Rate Is Climbing

The number of climbers who successfully set foot on the summit has doubled since the 1990s, reaching as high as 60% in the past decade, according to a new study from researchers at UC Davis and the University of Washington. Meanwhile death rates have remained unchanged, despite the rise in climbers crowding the routes near the peak.

Jairo Fúquene Patiño Named CAMPOS Scholar

Assistant professor of statistics Jairo Fúquene Patiño has been recognized as a 2020 CAMPOS faculty scholar by the UC Davis Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science, or CAMPOS. The center focuses on building diversity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

His research focuses on Bayesian approaches, which involve applying probability to statistical analysis of data-driven problems in public health and medicine, environmental data, and survey sampling data, among others.

UC Davis Researchers to Track Evolution of Novel Coronavirus

To stay a step ahead of the virus, an interdisciplinary team of UC Davis researchers will use mathematics, data science and experimental biology to predict potential mutations of the novel coronavirus. The proposed research was recently funded by a $200,000 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation.

Statistics Majors Outgrow National Trends

With outstanding growth in statistics majors in the past decade, UC Davis is now among the top five U.S. universities for number of undergraduate degrees granted in statistics, the American Statistical Association recently reported.