SAS Student Ambassador Program
Earn the opportunity to present your project at SAS Global Forum 2013
The SAS Student Ambassador Program is a competitive program that recognizes and supports students who use SAS technologies in innovative ways that
benefit their respective industries and fields of study. Select students will be named SAS Student Ambassadors and earn the opportunity to present their
research at SAS Global Forum 2013 in San Francisco, CA on April 28 - May 1.
What are benefits of being a SAS Student Ambassador?
- Your travel expenses and registration fees will be paid to attend and present at SAS Global Forum 2013.
- Be featured and recognized at SAS Global Forum and gain experience presenting at international conference.
- Interact with a global audience of SAS users from every industry and sector.
- Gain the unique title of SAS Student Ambassador a true resume or CV differentiator!
Am I eligible for the SAS Student Ambassador Program?
Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply to this program. Recent graduates also may be eligible to apply.
The submitted project must have been conducted by the student within 12 months of the submission deadline. In addition,
all applicants must have a strong command of the English language. Applicants will be required to submit papers, present
projects and participate in question-and-answer sessions in English.
Can there be multiple authors for a paper?
Yes, co-authorship with other students and/or faculty advisers and/or persons from outside academia is permitted. However, the selected student is required
to present the paper at the conference. In addition, if multiple students submit a single paper, they must both submit individual applications to the SAS
Student Ambassador Program and there is no guarantee that both will be selected as ambassadors.
What is the application process for the SAS Student Ambassador Program?
The application process consists of two parts:
- Submit an abstract and a working draft of your project to SAS Global Forum.
Working drafts should be no longer than 12 pages. The SAS Global Forum Call for Papers opens August 20, 2012.
The call for papers is now closed.
After completing the application process, SAS Global Forum leaders indicate which papers merit acceptance for presentation. Next, the SAS Student
Ambassador Program assesses the eligible papers and applications and then notifies the winners.
What are the requirements for my submission?
An applicant's submission must meet the same requirements established for all presenters by SAS Global Forum. All submissions will be judged by the SAS
Global Forum conference leaders and by the SAS Student Ambassador Program team. Answers to questions about paper requirements, notification, and the
submission process can be found on the Relevant Questions
in the For Presenters section page of the SAS Global Forum Web site.
What types of projects are appropriate?
For a complete listing of conference sections and a description of the types of papers that are appropriate for each specific section, please visit the
page of the SAS Global Forum Web site. Appropriate projects
will come from numerous areas of study. Examples of conference sections include:
- Applications Development
- Applied Business Intelligence
- Coders' Corner
- Data Mining and Text Analytics
- Programming: Foundations and Fundamentals
- Reporting and Information Visualization
- Statistics and Data Analysis
Can I submit more than one paper?
Yes, there is not a limit on the number of submissions a student can make. However, you will need to complete an application to the SAS Student
Ambassador Program for each submission.
Can I see examples of previous winning student submissions?
Information on past winners and links to their papers can be found here
(.pdf). The 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.