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Celebrate the Significance of Mathematics and Statistics

April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. Why? Because both subjects play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems—climate change, disease, sustainability, the data deluge, internet security, and much more. Research in these and other areas is ongoing, revealing new results and applications every day in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, and business. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world, in which new systems and methodologies continue to become more complex. 

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More universities are starting master’s programs in data science and analytics due to the wide interest from students and employers. We reached out to the statistical community and asked a few to answer our questions about the cross-disciplinary programs.

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A new AMS blog covers issues pertaining to marginalized and under-represented groups in mathematics.

Additional Features, Government Statistics, Section News, Statistical Computing, Statistical Graphics »

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Three ASA sections held a data challenge contest. The 16 chosen contestants will present their results in a speed poster session at JSM in August.

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We invited Hubert Hamer—administrator of the National Agricultural Statistics Service—to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads.

Columns, Consultant’s Corner »

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Stephen Simon shares the pros and cons of being a statistical consultant, along with tips for starting your own business.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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Biometrics Section news for April

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To raise the profile of statisticians within the federal government, the ASA’s science policy department staff have been nominating members to various advisory committees and boards in different government agencies. The ASA’s science policy fellow, Amy Nussbaum, talks about some of those nominations here.

Member News, Section News, Survey Research Methods »

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Survey Research Methods is looking for volunteers and wants you to follow them on Twitter.

Member News, People News »

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

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The U.S. Census Bureau has released the initial version of public data from the reengineered Survey of Income and Program Participation.

President's Corner »

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ASA President Barry D. Nussbaum talks baseball and Big Data.

Additional Features, ASA Leaders Reminisce »

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In the 21st installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with 1987 ASA President Barbara Bailar

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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News about the Physical and Engineering Sciences Section for April

Member News, Obituaries, People News »

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

Chapter News, Member News, student chapters »

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The Statistics Club at Florida International University hosted a counting card social, gained new members and had a lot of statistics-related fun.

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The American Statistical Association thanks its longtime members by honoring those who joined the association 35 or more years ago.

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The Department of Planning, Development, and Research (DPDR) of the Ministry of Education in Brunei Darussalam organized a workshop on evidence-based decision making and meta-analysis with applications January 23–25, 2017, at the Rizqun International Hotel in Bandar Sri Begawan, Brunei.

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

Statisticians in History »

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Jerzy Neyman, one of the principal architects of modern statistics, was Director of the Statistical Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley. With Neyman’s passing in 1981, history closed a chapter on the early development of our field.

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BEA’s Innovation Spurs Projects for Richer Economic Statistics

The people of the Bureau of Economic Analysis have to be economic data pioneers. Here is a snapshot of a few of the data projects BEA’s economists are working on.

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Celebrate the Significance of Mathematics and Statistics

April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. Why? Because both subjects play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems—climate change, disease, sustainability, the data deluge, internet security, and much more. Research in these and other areas is ongoing, revealing new results and applications every day in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, and business. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world, in which new systems and methodologies continue to become more complex.