The 2014 Summer Statistics Workshops (SSW) is a series of four 15-hour courses and one 4-hour course aimed at graduate students, faculty, and professionals.  Content centers on quantitative methods in the social sciences and focuses on introducing and extending knowledge in statistical applications, modeling, research, and analysis.

Registration:
Registering for the SSW is a three-step process that should take fewer than 10 minutes to complete.
  1. Create an account.
    • Click the "Create New Account" link in the upper-right hand corner of the page.
    • Fill in the requested information; all fields are required.
    • A link will be sent to your registered email allowing you to set your password for the website.
  2. Sign up for one or two sessions.
  3. Pay for registration (TAMU Marketplace).
    • Regular - Full (15 hour) courses are $500 each for faculty, staff, and professionals; $400 each for students. 
    • Early Bird - This year we are not able to offer special rates for College of Education and Human Development faculty, staff, or students.  We are, however, offering an early registration discount.  Those who register and pay before Friday, April 4 qualify for a fee reduction for the full sessions.  Early Registration - $400 for faculty, staff, and professionals (each course); $200 for students (each course).
    • Cancellation - Full refunds will be extended for all sessions cancelled on or before Friday, May 2.  After May 2, a cancellation fee of $100 per session will be charged for faculty, staff, and professionals; $50 for students per session.  

Housing: Individuals are responsible for their own housing arrangements.  Hotel/motel costs in the Bryan/College Station area range from $60-$269 per night depending on venue.  Restaurants ranging from fast food and delicatessen chains to national chains and specialty restaurants are in close proximity to the university and to general housing.

Note:  A block of rooms has been reserved for the Summer Statistics Workshops at the The Marriott Town Suites:
  • The Tradition at Northgate on Church Avenue.  The workshop rate is $17.90 per person per night (not including bed linens) or $26.40 per person per night (including bed linens).  This rate is below the state rate.  Meal rates are:  $5.50 for breakfast, $6.00 for lunch, and $6.50 for dinner.  If you are interested, please advise the booking agent that you are attending the College of Education and Human Development Summer Statistics Workshops.  You can contact The Tradition by calling (979) 268-9000 or email Terry at tdean@campusapts.com.

    The Tradition at Northgate is not a motel/hotel.  Rather, it is a campus apartment/managed community for students attending Texas A&M or Blinn College.  During the summer, they make rooms available in blocks for Workshops, Camps, and Sessions sponsored or affiliated with the University.  They are able to keep costs down because they are not a motel/hotel.  If you stay at this facility, you will have access to all amenities offered at the complex (see website) including parking but payment must be by check or Traveler's check in the exact amount.  They do not make change and they do not take cash.  If you pay by credit card, a $35.00 fee will be added to your bill.
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  • There are a limited block of rooms at the Marriott Town Suites (1300 University Dr E, College Station, TX 77840).  They are studio rooms at a rate of $139/night.  The rooms are blocked under SSWR (or Texas A&M Summer Statistics Workshop) and will be held until May 4th.  This hotel is located on the TAMU bus route.  All rooms include kitchen facilities.  Past attendees to the Workshops have been very pleased with these accommodations.  The Marriott is located about 1 mile from the University and is within walking distance to shops, markets, restaurants, and the University shuttle bus system.  For information about the Marriott, call 979/260-8500.

Transportation:  Getting to College Station is very easy.  Individuals can drive or fly directly to College Station by way of Easterwood Airport (CLL).  Free shuttles may be available to take individuals from the airport to the hotel.  Hotels on University Drive have access to the free Texas A&M University bus route.  Individuals should check with their hotel to see if they have similar bus route access.

Note:  Hotels on University Drive are not in easy walking distance to campus and but from those hotels you will have access to the free Texas A&M University bus route.  The Marriott Town Suites is about 1.5 miles from campus on University Drive.  There is a free Texas A&M University bus route that stops close to the hotel, Route 12 (Reville) .

Parking:  If you have a car, the closest parking to Harrington Tower (College of Education and Human Development) can be found at the NorthSide Parking Garage (Search:  NSG).  Click here for parking rate information.

Restaurants and Attractions:  For information about where to eat and what to do during your stay, visit the Bryan*College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau.  One of the campus points of interest is the George Bush (41) Presidential Library and Museum.

Resources:  Attendees are expected to bring a laptop for personal use; some desktop computers will be available during course instruction.  Specialty programs will be utilized for some courses with student versions recommended on personal laptops if attendees do not have full versions. Other Amenities:  On- and off-campus eating facilities are available for lunch.

 

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