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Karen Kafadar Elected ASA President

Karen Kafadar, chair and commonwealth professor in the department of statistics at the University of Virginia, has been elected the ASA’s 114th president. The ASA membership also elected Katherine Monti, formerly chief statistical scientist at Rho, as ASA vice president. Both women will begin their term January 1, 2019.

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Significance magazine is written by statisticians for those with an interest in analysis and data. To find out how the magazine works and where story ideas originate, we asked the editor, Brian Tarran, to answer a few questions.

Additional Features, GiveASA »

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Amanda Malloy, the ASA’s director of development, talks about life on the road fundraising for the ASA.

Additional Features, Columns, Master's Notebook »

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Sameera R. Wijayawardana of the Committee on Applied Statisticians shares some of the best opportunities for applied statisticians at this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings.

Chapter News, Member News, San Francisco Bay Area »

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The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter organized an initiative encouraging chapter volunteers to give a lecture about careers in statistics to AP Statistics students.

Additional Features, Departments, Meetings »

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Data Challenge 2017 contestants will highlight their analyses in a Joint Statistical Meetings speed poster session July 31, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Chapter News, Member News, San Antonio »

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The San Antonio Chapter sent judges to the 2017 Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair–they chose those senior division projects that showed excellence in the use of statistical methods.

Additional Features, CHANCE Highlights »

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Mary Gray discusses legal options you have if you ever think decisions made for you are the result of discrimination.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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The Physical and Engineering Section sponsors joint section mixer and many sessions at JSM 2017.

Chapter News, Member News, Orange County Long Beach, San Diego Chapter, Southern California Chapter »

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Statisticians from three southern California chapters—Southern California, Orange County/Long Beach, and San Diego—participated as judges in the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

Additional Features, Departments, Meetings »

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Fritz Scheuren talks about his goals for the Deming Lecture, which he will give at this year’s JSM, and reflects on his personal relationship with Deming.

Member News, Section News, Statistics in Defense and National Security »

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Alyson Wilson, a professor in the department of statistics at North Carolina State University, spoke about her work on assessing system reliability for complex U.S. Department of Defense systems and the application of data science to problems in the intelligence community at Smith College on March 31 as part of the Statistics in National Defense and Security Speakers Program.

Additional Features »

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Registration is open for the Data Institute San Francisco Conference (DSCO17), to take place October 15–17 in cooperation with the ASA.

Ann Arbor, Chapter News, Detroit, Member News »

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Members of the Ann Arbor and Detroit chapters went to the Michigan Science and Engineering Fair as a special awards judging committee recognizing statistical content in the science posters.

Columns, Consultant’s Corner »

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Mary Kwasny shares the Section on Statistical Consulting’s sessions, posters, and roundtables planned for JSM 2017—a diverse and provocative menu for those at all levels of career and interest.

Member News, People News »

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Karl Peace wins Statesboro Herald’s Humanitarian of the Year Award.

Additional Features, Member News »

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The annual Thomas R. Ten Have Symposium on Statistics in Mental Health took place May 12 at New York University.

Member News, People News »

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News and information about members of the ASA highlighted in the July 2017 issue.

Member News, People News »

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Katherine Wallman was recently awarded the Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics.

Columns, Science Policy »

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Steve Pierson, ASA director of science policy, breaks down the government’s FY17 final budget and reviews the FY18 requested budgets for federal statistical agencies.

Member News, People News »

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ASA President Barry Nussbaum reports on the African Statistical Conference.

Additional Features, Career Development Committee, Committees, Featured »

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Career Satisfaction: A First Look

The ASA Committee on Career Development submitted a proposal to the ASA to do a career satisfaction survey. Here are the results.

Additional Features »

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The ASA’s public education campaign, ThisIsStatistics, continues to implement unique strategies and expand its creative educational portfolio to attract growing audiences both inside and outside the academic environment.

Departments, Education »

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ASA Director of Education Rebecca Nichols traveled to San Antonio, Texas, for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics—the largest mathematics education organization—annual conference to represent the ASA at its exhibition booth.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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SPES has three invited and three topic-contributed sessions at the upcoming Joint Statistical Meetings. The section is also cosponsoring two invited and two topic-contributed sessions and one continuing education course with other sections.

President's Corner »

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This month, ASA President Barry Nussbaum writes about three things he either worries are disappearing or that he wants to have disappear.

Alabama, Chapter News, student chapters »

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Approximately 25 ASA members attended a two-part event in April hosted by The University of Alabama ASA Student Chapter that included a seminar on sabermetrics (baseball statistics) and “A Night at the Ballpark” at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Chapter News, Washington Statistical Society »

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The Washington Statistical Society and The George Washington University Statistics Department hosted nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate students at a six-hour, multiple-panel career day in April.

Additional Features, Just for Fun »

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ASA member Lawrence Mark Lesser wrote “’Florence’: A Statistics Song” to honor the approaching bicentennial of the birth of Florence Nightingale.

Statisticians in History »

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Isobel Loutit was a highly successful career statistician in an environment that was then almost exclusively a man’s world. David Bellhouse recounts her story.

Cover Story »

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Karen Kafadar Elected ASA President

Karen Kafadar, chair and commonwealth professor in the department of statistics at the University of Virginia, has been elected the ASA’s 114th president. The ASA membership also elected Katherine Monti, formerly chief statistical scientist at Rho, as ASA vice president. Both women will begin their term January 1, 2019.

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Statisticians Highlight Scientific Research on Capitol Hill

On May 16, the ASA sponsored two exhibitors as part of the 23rd annual Coalition for National Science Funding Congressional Exhibition, intended to celebrate National Science Foundation grant recipients and their most recent research.