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Statistical Scientists Advance Federal Research Initiatives

Responding to calls from the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, three ASA groups wrote whitepapers detailing how statisticians can contribute to administration research initiatives and priorities. The whitepapers, profiled here, cover the BRAIN Initiative, the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, and climate change.

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President's Corner »

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President Nathaniel Schenker answers the question, “Will you advise your son to take a course in statistics?”

A Statistician's Life, Additional Features »

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Here, Jean Gibbons, first chair of the Committee on Women in Statistics, talks about her life and her work as a statistician.

Member News, People News »

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News and information about members of the ASA highlighted in the July issue. For a complete listing of news and information about members of the ASA, click here.

Departments, Education »

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Read about the winners of this year’s STatistics Education Web (STEW) lesson plan competition and their lesson plans.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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The Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences will sponsor two short courses at JSM 2014.

Member News, Section News, Statistics in Epidemiology »

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The Statistics in Epidemiology Section will sponsor a number of invited sessions for JSM 2015.

Departments, Meetings »

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Here is a list of the JSM 2015 Program Committee members.

Member News, Section News, Statistics in Defense and National Security »

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Save the date for the Conference on Applied Statistics in Defense. This year’s conference will be held October 20–24 in Washington, DC.

Member News, Quality and Productivity, Section News »

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Q&P sponsors a short course at the Fall Technical Conference.

Member News, Section News, Statistical Programmers and Analysts »

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The Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts will participate in JSM 2014 in Boston with Continuing Education courses, roundtable discussions, and various oral and poster presentations of interest to statistical programmers and the general statistical community.

175, Columns »

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Members of the 175th Anniversary Steering Committee share several of the activities planned for the anniversary celebration.

Biometrics, Member News, Section News »

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The Biometrics Section prepares for JSM 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts, and discusses organizing next year’s JSM in Seattle, Washington.

Additional Features »

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Here is a list of certain historical events that occurred during the month of July.

Additional Features »

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The American Association for Public Opinion Research recently released a report from the Emerging Technologies Task Force on the use of mobile technologies—such as smartphones and tablets—for the collection of survey data and new forms of information such as location, visuals, and connected device data.

Chapter News, Member News, Orange County Long Beach, People News, Southern California Chapter »

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The Southern California and Orange County/Long Beach chapters participated in the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair May 12–16 in Los Angeles.

Additional Features, Member News, People News »

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The 28th annual New England Statistics Symposium was hosted by the department of biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health April 26.

The World of Statistics »

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The latest news and information from statistical organizations participating in The World of Statistics

Departments, Meetings »

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The 2015 JSM Program Committee is soliciting invited session and introductory overview lecture proposals.

Member News, Section News, Survey Research Methods »

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The SRMS annual business meeting will be held at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Boston, Massachusetts.

Member News, People News »

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A presentation skills course was held for members of the North Carolina Chapter at the SAS campus in Cary, North Carolina, in May.

Additional Features »

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The 21st meeting of the Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS XXI) will be held November 3–7 at the Crowne Plaza Washington DC-Rockville. At least 16 one-hour tutorials on diverse topics pertinent to the research, clinical development, and regulation of pharmaceuticals will be presented.

Trivia Challenge »

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The ASA’s Trivia Challenge is a fun way to read Amstat News and learn about the ASA. Every month, there will be three questions asked here, with the answers scattered throughout the magazine. Whoever has the most correct answers at the end of each quarter will be entered into a drawing to win a 175th anniversary T-shirt!

Cover Story »

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Statistical Scientists Advance Federal Research Initiatives

Responding to calls from the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, three ASA groups wrote whitepapers detailing how statisticians can contribute to administration research initiatives and priorities. The whitepapers, profiled here, cover the BRAIN Initiative, the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, and climate change.

Featured »

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ASA Participates in Capitol Hill Event Highlighting NSF-Funded Research

The annual Capitol Hill Exhibition to highlight research funding sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) took place during deliberations of NSF’s fiscal year 2015 budget and consideration of a controversial House Science, Space, and Technology Committee bill reauthorizing the NSF.

A Statistician's Life, Featured »

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Meet John H. Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau Director

Amstat News invited John H. Thompson, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads. Read on to find out what he had to say.