SAS Student Ambassador Program
Present your work to a global audience at SAS Global Forum 2017
The SAS Student Ambassador Program is a competitive program designed to recognize and support students who are using SAS technologies in innovative ways that benefit their respective
fields of study. Select students will be named SAS Student Ambassadors and will receive an award package which includes travel expenses and more to attend and present their research at
SAS Global Forum 2017 in Orlando, FL, April 2-5, 2017. Are you the next SAS Student Ambassador?
Benefits of being a SAS Student Ambassador
- Receive an award package which covers flight and hotel expenses, as well as conference registration fees and more so that you can present your work at
SAS Global Forum 2017.
- Gain experience presenting at an international conference where you, your work, and your award will be featured and recognized.
- Network with a global audience of SAS users from every industry and sector.
SAS Student Ambassador application process
The SAS Student Ambassador application process is now open.
This is a two-part application process:
SAS Student Ambassador Program eligibility
Degree-seeking students, graduate and undergraduate, are eligible to apply to this program. Recent graduates also may be eligible. The submitted project must have been conducted within 12 months
of the submission deadline. Applicants are required to submit papers, present projects and participate in question-and-answer sessions in English so a solid command of the English language is
SAS Student Ambassador paper authorship
Student papers with co-authors such as other students, professors, and/or persons from outside academia are permitted. However, students selected as ambassadors are required to be the primary
presenter at the conference. In addition, if multiple students co-author a paper, each student must submit individual SAS Student Ambassador applications. Ambassadors are selected based upon
several criteria. If a student on a paper with multiple authors is selected as an ambassador, there is no guarantee that the other authors will be selected as ambassadors. For this reason it is
important you and your co-authors determine who the primary author on the paper will be and reflect that in your applications.
SAS Student Ambassador selection process
Being selected as a SAS Student Ambassador requires the applicant to submit and have content accepted at SAS Global Forum. Content submissions are judged by the SAS Global Forum conference
leaders who determine what content merits acceptance for presentation. Next, the SAS Student Ambassador Program evaluates the student ambassador applications and determines who will be named SAS
What types of projects are appropriate?
SAS Global Forum is known for providing excellent content useful to SAS users of all levels. Visit the SAS Global Forum site for more details on developing a
. The site has some great information on the types of audiences and industries represented
at SAS Global Forum.
Submitting more than one paper
Students can certainly submit more than one paper. If you submit more than one paper, please note you will need to complete an application to the SAS Student Ambassador Program for each
Examples of previous winning student submissions
Read submissions from past student winners
(.pdf). These winners represent a variety of disciplines, conference sections, and geographic regions. They
all showcase how to use SAS or apply SAS to real-world scenarios.