STUDENT ASSOCIATION FOR APPLIED STATISTICS

We are a community of students with a shared love for statistics. We are an RSO independent from the Statistics Dept. with about 120 members split across 8 committees: Career Exploration, Research & Publication, Data Consulting, Education, Web Development, Events & Marketing, Expansionary Action, and Advisors.

About Us

SAAS was founded in 2009 as the Undergraduate Statistics Association by the UC Berkeley Statistics Department and a group of UC Berkeley students who shared a love for statistics. The original goal was to share that passion with other students on campus, regardless of their academic background and/or focus. The Career Exploration committee, which still remains an integral part of our mission today, was one of the first committees to ever exist in our organization. As the club grew, leadership began to establish a more formal structure to help the organization run more efficiently and to provide a more enjoyable experience for the community. In 2017, we were renamed the Student Undergraduate Statistics Association. In the next two years, our membership more than doubled from about 70 members to about 160. In Fall 2019, we became an RSO independent from the Statistics Dept. with about 120 members split across 8 committees: Career Exploration, Research & Publication, Data Consulting, Education, Web Development, Events & Marketing, Expansionary Action, and Advisors. For Fall 2020, we’ve introduced a new committee, Insights & Analytics.

It’s been an incredible journey, and our organization has changed a lot since its start in 2009. However, our mission remains much the same: to share our passion for statistics and provide mentorship for other students in their personal and professional goals.