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Women in Statistics and Data Science Is Headed to the West Coast

Building on the success of last year’s conference, which welcomed more than 300 attendees and 25 sponsors and exhibitors, the 2017 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference will be held in sunny La Jolla, California—its first time on the West Coast—October 19–21.

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More universities are starting master’s programs in data science and analytics, of which statistics is foundational, due to the wide interest from students and employers. Amstat News reached out to those in the statistical community who are involved in such programs.

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ASA President Barry Nussbaum convened the first ASA Board meeting of 2017 at the ASA offices in Alexandria, Virginia. Take a look at the highlights of the meeting.

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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.

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Nick Thieme, a graduate student at the University of Maryland, has been awarded the ASA’s first AAAS Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellowship. He will spend 10 weeks this summer training as a science journalist with Slate.

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.

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.

Chapter News, Member News, North Texas »

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Nearly 140 participants—including 80 graduate and undergraduate students representing 26 universities, institutions, and companies—attended The Conference of Texas Statisticians 2017.

Chapter News, Member News, San Antonio »

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ASA President Barry Nussbaum visited the San Antonio Chapter and department of management science and statistics at The University of Texas at San Antonio in April for an in-depth discussion about the practice of data science and career success factors.

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.

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To aid our members working in subdisciplines of statistics, the ASA has 28 sections and six interest groups, which are subject-area and/or industry related and provide benefits specific to their members’ interests.

Member News, People News »

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

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.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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Registration is open for “Biomedical Statistical Modeling: A Conference in Honor of Jeremy Taylor’s 60th Birthday,” to be held June 9–10 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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.