To honor the late Bob Newcomb's contributions as founding director of the UC Irvine Center for Statistical Consulting (1996-2011) and to recognize his passion for getting students interested in statistics since 1969, we invite you to join with us in establishing an endowment in his memory. This fund will perpetuate Bob's dedication to providing statistical support to researchers and to advancing the careers of graduate students at the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.A Significant Career in Statistics at UC Irvine
Bob Newcomb made a difference in statistics at UC Irvine and in the surrounding community for more than 40 years. As a lecturer in statistics he introduced the field of statistics to thousands of students. His enthusiasm for the field inspired many to choose statistics as their career. During this time, he also recognized that researchers, both on campus and in the community, need statistical support for their scientific research. Bob stepped up to provide this much-needed support, helping countless researchers design scientific investigations and analyze the data from the resulting studies. His experience providing such service led him to found the UC Irvine Center for Statistical Consulting in 1996. He directed the center for 15 years helping campus investigators generate millions of dollars in grant funding.
Most recently, Bob played a critical role in forming the Department of Statistics in 2002. The department now houses the center and supports Bob's vision of introducing statistics to students and encouraging their enthusiasm to follow through on statistics as a career. Through the Robert L. Newcomb Memorial Endowed Graduate Student Award, we honor Bob's many contributions and ensure that students of statistics continue to benefit from them.