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In honor of Dr. Thompson, the department awards the annual James R. Thompson Ph.D. Student Award to recognize an outstanding continuing doctoral student for achievement in scholarship, including academic performance, research, applications and teaching.
To honor the life and contributions of James R. Thompson, Rice Statistics established an endowed fund that supports the James R. Thompson Distinguished Lecture Series and the James R. Thompson Student Award.
Graduates of the Statistics programs at Rice University — whether they earned a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree — are furthering their educations, working, doing research, and teaching around the world at top universities and in a wide variety of industries.