Walt Terrie was a faculty member and applied demographer at Florida State University and an active member of the Southern Demographic Association. After he died suddenly in 1997, SDA and FSU began awarding the Walt Terrie Award to recognize the "best paper presented at the SDA Annual Meeting on an applied topic, especially one relating to state and local demography." The highest priority for the award is to recognize work on applied demography, which can be defined as demographic analysis (narrowly or broadly conceived) in the service of practical decision making regarding concrete problems. The award consists of a cash prize of $400 and an appropriate certificate. The award is chosen by a committee appointed by the SDA President and including at least one FSU faculty member. Consideration is limited to previously unpublished papers.
Past Winners of the Terrie Award include:
2012: Beth Jarosz and Jeff Hofmockel
What Counts as a House? Comparing 2010 Census Counts and Administrative Records
2011: Stanley K. Smith and Stefan Rayer
An Evaluation of Population Forecast Errors for Florida and its Counties, 1980-2010
2010: Richelle Winkler, Cheng Cheng, and Shaun Golding
Boom or Bust? Population Dynamics in Natural Resource Dependent Counties
2009: David W. Smith and Benjamin S. Bradshaw
Model Estimates of Death Rates from Repeated Sample Surveys
2008: Richelle Winkler, Jennifer Huck and Keith Warnke
Deer Hunter Demography: Age, Period, and Cohort Analysis of Trends in Hunter Participation in Wisconsin
2007: Stanley K. Smith, Stefan Rayer and Eleanor A. Smith
Aging and Disability: Implications for the Housing Industry and Public Policy in the United States
2007: Guangqing Chi
Knowledge can Improve Forecasts: The Consideration of Non-Demographic Factors for Small-area Population Forecasting
2006: J. Gregory Robinson
A Demographic Analysis of the Estimates from the 2005 ACS Gulf Coast Area Special Products
2005: Qian Cai
New Techniques in Small Area Population Estimates by Demographic Characteristics
2003: Stanley K. Smith and Jeff Tayman
An Evaluation of Population Projections by Age
1999: Jeff Tayman, David Swanson and Charlie Barr
We Are What We Measure: Toward a New Approach for Assessing Population Forecast Accuracy
1997: Stanley K. Smith and June Nogle
An Experimental Methodology for Estimating Hispanic Residents for States and Counties
The Terrie Award Fund has grown through the generosity of a number of SDA members. Contributions can be made either by check or electronically using a credit card. Specifics follow:
Mail the check made out to the FSU Foundation to The Florida State University Foundation, 2010 Levy Avenue, PO Box 3062739, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2739. Be sure to specify the E. Walter Terrie Award Fund #4885 as the destination for your gift.
VIA THE WEB:
Go to the FSU Foundation website and use your credit card to make a contribution. If you prefer, you may also print out the form and mail your check to the Foundation. Again, be sure to specify the E. Walter Terrie Award Fund #4885 as the destination for your gift.
Questions can be addressed to Ike Eberstein at the Center for Demography & Population Health, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2240, 850-644-7108, Eberstein@fsu.edu.