<div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px">Hi everyone!</span><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">This week at the<span class="gmail-m_-9138486641497174048gmail-m_-2314642548440317959gmail-m_-5235992900627905237gmail-m_-5397734049088859634gmail-m_-8409739297008502631gmail-m_-5223976695426397292gmail-m_-8239203266232787201gmail-m_-3131546366916696156gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span>Applied Statistics <span style="line-height:14.72px"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Worksho<wbr>p we will be welcoming</span></font><span class="gmail-m_-9138486641497174048gmail-m_-2314642548440317959gmail-m_-5235992900627905237gmail-m_-5397734049088859634gmail-m_-8409739297008502631gmail-m_-5223976695426397292gmail-m_-8239203266232787201gmail-m_-3131546366916696156gmail-apple-converted-space" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"> <b><i>Cassandra Pattanayak</i></b></span><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">, Director of the Quantitative Analysis Institute and lecturer at Wellesley College. She will be presenting work entitled</span></font><b style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"><i> </i></b><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:13.3333px"><b><i>Effects of Mentors and Advisors on Major Choice: A Naturally Re-Randomized Experiment and a Subclassified Observational Study</i></b></span><span style="font-size:10pt">.  Please find the abstract below and on the Applied Stats website <a href="https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/applied.stats.workshop-gov3009" target="_blank">here</a>.</span></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">As usual, we will meet at noon in CGIS Knafel Room 354 and lunch will be provided.  See you all there!<br clear="all"></span></p><div style="font-size:12.8px"><div class="gmail-m_-9138486641497174048gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><br><div>-- Dana Higgins</div></div></div></div><p style="font-size:12.8px"></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="line-height:15.3333px"><b style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Title:</span></b><span class="gmail-m_-9138486641497174048gmail-m_-2314642548440317959gmail-m_-5235992900627905237gmail-m_-5397734049088859634gmail-m_-8409739297008502631gmail-m_-5223976695426397292gmail-m_-8239203266232787201gmail-m_-3131546366916696156gmail-apple-converted-space" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <u>Effects of Mentors and Advisors on Major Choice: A Naturally Re-Randomized Experiment and a Subclassified Observational Study</u></span></span><br><i>Co-authored with Kelly Kung (Boston University)</i></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.8px;line-height:15.3333px"><br><b style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Abstract:</span></b><span class="gmail-m_-9138486641497174048gmail-m_-2314642548440317959gmail-m_-5235992900627905237gmail-m_-5397734049088859634gmail-m_-8409739297008502631gmail-m_-5223976695426397292gmail-m_-8239203266232787201gmail-m_-3131546366916696156gmail-apple-converted-space" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12.8px"> </span><span style="font-size:12.8px">We examine the effects of a peer mentor’s major and faculty advisor’s department on a student’s choice of major at a liberal arts women’s college. In particular, we study whether assignment to a peer mentor or faculty advisor from STEM v. non-STEM fields during the first year of college influences students’ choice to major in STEM v. non-STEM. Our approach to the mentoring component illustrates a novel application of rerandomization techniques to a natural experiment. The advising component is an observational study designed for causal inference via subclassification. Students’ STEM v. non-STEM choices did not appear to be affected by the STEM status of first year peer mentors or faculty advisors at this college.</span></p></div><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><br></div></div></div>
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