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Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

The second Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference was held October 20–22 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference targeted women in all career stages from all sectors of the workforce.

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The University of Chicago, New York University, and University of Maryland are launching a short-term, five-session program targeted at government agency staff and policy evaluators and researchers.

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Academia Journal of Scientific Research publishes articles in fields such as engineering, mathematics, and statistics.

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The American Statistical Association sponsored a two-day statistics workshop called Meeting Within a Meeting for middle- and high-school mathematics and science teachers August 2–3 at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago, Illinois.

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

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News and information about awards and deadlines highlighted in the December issue of Amstat News.

Departments, Education »

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The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is seeking submissions for their awards programs.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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The 2017 Fall Technical Conference will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 5–6, 2017. The deadline for abstract submissions is February 28, 2017.

Chapter News, Member News, San Antonio »

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The San Antonio Chapter, in collaboration with the ASA Student Chapter at the University of Texas at San Antonio, hosted a membership social/mixer in October.

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A list of internship opportunities is posted on STATtr@k, the new professional’s website.

People News »

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News and information about members of the ASA highlighted in the December issue of Amstat News.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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The Spring Research Conference on Statistics in Industry and Technology will take place at Rutgers University May 17–19, 2017. Submit an abstract by January 31, 2017.

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The ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics recently held the annual StatFest conference—a one-day event aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider graduate studies and careers in the statistical sciences.

Departments, Education »

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The American Statistical Association awarded the fourth Causality in Statistics Education Prize to Onyebuchi Arah, professor of epidemiology in the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Arvid Sjölander, associate professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

President's Corner »

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In her last President’s Corner column, Jessica Utts addresses two relatively unrelated themes—the ASA’s transition to Barry Nussbaum as president and the new president of the United States.

Member News, Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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The outgoing Quality and Productivity Section chair notes how the section participated in a number of conferences in 2016. The section is also sponsoring the Q&P research conference and calling for abstract submissions.

Columns, Science Policy »

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This month’s guest science policy columnist is Arthur Kennickell. He makes suggestions for SOI to continue its success over the next century as it faces new challenges, demands, and opportunities. Kennickell’s suggestions also may help other federal statistical agencies.

Departments, Meetings »

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CSP provides opportunities for attendees to learn new statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical analysis, design, consulting, and statistical programming.

Medical Devices and Diagnostics, Member News, Section News »

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The Medical Devices and Diagnostics Section will sponsor a student paper competition for the Joint Statistical Meetings in Baltimore.

Additional Features, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports Highlights »

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Highlights from the September 2016 issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS) includes three articles with applications to soccer, tennis, and tournament scheduling.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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News from the Biometrics section of the ASA in the November issue of Amstat News.

Additional Features »

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The National Science Foundation announced Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS), which “aims to bring together the statistics, mathematics, and theoretical computer science communities to develop the theoretical foundations of data science through integrated research and training activities.”

Award Deadlines and Information, Featured, Member News »

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Award Deadlines and Information for 2016–2017

Deadlines and contact information for ASA national awards, special lectureships, and COPSS awards

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Interview with Professor Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao

Frank Nielson—a professor of computer science at Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, and a senior researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc.—interviewed C. R. Rao this past year to learn more about his life and work. Read about what he discovered.

ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

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ASA Leaders Reminisce Sally C. Morton

In the 20th installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 2009 ASA President Sally Morton.

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ASA and Census … A Long and Productive Relationship

Members of the ASA have had a long and collaborative history with the United States Census—including dealing with controversy and Congress.