Thursday, June 23, 2011

An Important 'First'

There are lots of rewarding things about this job - the short hours, the long vacations every summer, the wonderful pay,.....................(yeah, right!)

But right up there among the very best things is when a grad. student gets their first publication acceptance! It's a really special day when that happens - and not just for the student.

Yesterday, I was thrilled that one of my grad. students, Ryan Godwin, achieved this important milestone, with a paper accepted for publication in Communications in Statistics - Theory & Methods.

One of the impressive things on this occasion is that the paper in question is not even part of Ryan's Ph.D. research. Extra frosting on the cake!

I'm sure that all of us can remember that first acceptance letter - or email, as it usually is these days. Here's to many more to come, Ryan!

© 2011, David E. Giles