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2015 Poster, Project Competitions Showcase Winners

The American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Poster Competition and Project Competition.

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Additional Features »

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Graciela Bevacqua—fired from Argentina’s National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC) division in 2007—learned this month that a judge ruled in her favor in the criminal trial.

President's Corner »

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In this month’s column, ASA President David Morganstein talks with nine female statisticians about the rise of women in statistics and how the ASA can continue to facilitate more women and minorities joining the field.

People News »

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Aldo “Skip” Vecchia received the 2015 Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award for his mentoring of junior staff across government.

A Statistician's View »

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Jay Devore, professor emeritus of statistics at California Polytechnic State University, writes this month about the value of membership in the American Statistical Association.

Section News, Statistics in Epidemiology »

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The Statistics in Epidemiology Section is soliciting ideas for invited session proposals for the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings.

People News »

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The Penn State Department of Statistics held the 2015 Rao Prize Conference May 14 to honor Sir David R. Cox, Nancy M. Reid, and Vijay V. Raghavan.

People News »

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The school of agricultural, computational, and environmental sciences and the division of research and innovation at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) hosted a workshop titled “Statistical Meta-Analysis with Applications” in collaboration with the Statistical Society of Australia Inc. at the USQ Ipswich Campus in June.

STATtr@k »

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Carl Letamendi says he has one foot in data science and one in statistics, but belongs to neither. In this month’s column, Letamendi shares where he thinks we stand in the ‘data science tug-of-war’ between computer science and statistical science.

Obituaries »

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This is a listing of ASA members who have recently passed away.

Biometrics, Section News »

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The Biometrics Section is accepting applications for a travel award of up to $3,000 to attend a clinical trials methodology workshop for imagers in La Jolla, California, January 9–15, 2016.

Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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The Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences explains how to take part in the Marquardt Industrial Speakers Program and gives details about the 59th Fall Technical Conference, to be held this October in Houston, Texas.

Award Deadlines and Information »

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The Lester R. Curtin Award and the Lingzi Lu Award will provide travel support for students to attend the Conference on Statistical Practice in 2016.

Chapter News, San Francisco Bay Area »

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For the fifth consecutive year, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter volunteers were invited to give talks about careers in statistics to AP Statistics students at Menlo Atherton High School.

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News, Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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The Quality and Productivity Section awarded two Mary G. and Joseph Natrella scholarships at the 2015 Quality and Productivity Research Conference in June. Each received a $3,500 scholarship, plus $500 for travel expenses and complimentary registration for the conference and pre-conference short course.

Member News, People News »

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Brent Moulton, associate director for national economic accounts of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), was selected recently to receive the 2015 Julius Shiskin Memorial Award for Economic Statistics.

Additional Features »

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The number of undergraduate statistics degrees has nearly doubled in the last four years—making it the fastest growing STEM degree—and master’s degrees are also growing quickly. This month, we look at new undergraduate data science programs.

Additional Features, Journal of the American Statistical Association Highlights »

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The May issue of The American Statistician is devoted to a celebration of the ASA’s 175th anniversary.

Additional Features »

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The Nonclinical Biostatistics Leaders’ Forum announces a call for nominations for best nonclinical statistical application paper published during 2011–2014.

Additional Features »

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Meet the ASA’s new director of programs, Donna LaLonde.

Member News, President's Corner »

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David Morganstein interviews the President’s Invited Speaker Christine Fox. Also, he shares what others have to say about the new PR campaign: This is Statistics.

Departments, Meetings »

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Check out some of Seattle’s attractions beyond the convention center.

Additional Features »

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Two papers published in the Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology will be featured in invited sessions at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle this August.

Additional Features »

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Meet Megan Ruyle, the ASA’s newest graphic designer and production coordinator.

ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

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ASA Leaders Reminisce: Sastry Pantula

In the eighth installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 2010 President Sastry Pantula.

Additional Features, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports Highlights »

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The June 2015 issue of the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports (JQAS) showcases a variety of sports applications, as well as a diverse set of statistical and modeling approaches.

Additional Features, Featured »

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ASA Experts Make Meaningful Contribution

Students at James Baldwin High School in New York City, considered whether the lottery hurts or harms communities. On the off chance he would respond, they emailed Ron Wasserstein, asking him to provide additional assistance and review their project.