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Twice as Nice: Conference on Statistical Practice Has Another Successful Year

The 2015 Conference on Statistical Practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, was a big success, with more than 400 attendees and participants enjoying short courses, poster sessions, tutorials, and more.

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Statistics is the fastest-growing STEM major for the period 2010–2013. This month, we hear from five more heads of the largest and fastest-growing departments about their school’s growth.

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The April 2015 Amstat News staff spotlight is on Amanda Malloy, director of development at the American Statistical Association.

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The National Science Foundation’s BIGDATA program invites proposals in two categories: foundations and innovative applications.

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Four members of the ASA Advisory Committee for Climate Change Policy participated in the fifth annual Climate Science Day (CSD)—an event that brings scientists of many disciplines together to meet with members of Congress or their staff to discuss climate change.

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The biennial 10th Infinite Possibilities Conference—held at Oregon State University in March—focused on empowering, educating, celebrating, and promoting the careers of under-represented minority women in mathematical and statistical sciences.

Obituaries, People News »

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Jim Cochran remembers 1998 ASA President Bob Hogg, who passed away in December 2014.

Meetings »

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If you have attended three or more JSMs, consider becoming a 2015 JSM docent by following these five easy steps.

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The National Institute of Statistical Science, American Statistical Association, and Institute of Mathematical Statistics will hold a writing workshop for junior researchers August 9 and 12 at JSM in Seattle.

Member News, Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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Q&P’s invited session for JSM 2015 is “Preparing Students to Work in Industry.”

Education »

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The United States Conference on Teaching Statistics 2015 will be held May 28–30 at the Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. The theme of this year’s conference is “Making Connections.”

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Read a Q&A with 2014 recipient of the 2014 NISS Jerome Sacks Award for Multi-Disciplinary Research winner Terry Speed, plus get details on how to nominate someone for the 2015 award.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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The Biometrics Section will sponsor two Continuing Education courses and six invited sessions at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington. The section will also fund up to three projects, with total funding of $3,000 to $5,000 per project this year.

Chapter News, Member News, Twin Cities »

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Four members of the Twin Cities Chapter recently represented the statistics profession at a career exploration fair for local high-school students. More than 100 students from area schools attended the inaugural event.

Education »

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The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education in conjunction with the ASA is accepting applications for its sixth annual undergraduate statistics project competition. Get the details here.

Meetings, President's Corner »

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In April’s President’s Corner column, ASA President David Morganstein shares some of the points from his 2015 Conference on Statistical Practice keynote address.

Additional Features »

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Students or graduates within the first 10 years of their statistics careers are eligible to enter this writing contest hosted by Significance and the Young Statisticians Section of the Royal Statistical Society.

Member News »

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

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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The ASA Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences will sponsor three roundtables covering topics from being a Bayesian in a collaborative environment to what it takes to be successful as a statistician in industry.

Featured »

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Quantity, Quality, and Statistics Without Borders

Justin Fisher, Statistics Without Borders past chair, writes that to create the environment necessary for SWB to thrive 100 years from now, we should consider two things: quantity and quality.

ASA Leaders Reminisce, Featured »

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John Neter

In the fourth installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 1985 ASA President John Neter.