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JSM 2018: A Tremendous Success!

The 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings took place in Vancouver this past July and August.

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Additional Features, CHANCE Highlights »

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The American Statistical Association invites nominations and applications for the position of executive editor of CHANCE.

Additional Features »

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ASA President Lisa LaVange convened the July ASA Board meeting at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver prior to the start of JSM. On the schedule were action, discussion, and reported items.

Departments, Education »

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The American Statistical Association sponsored a two-day Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) statistics workshop for middle- and high-school mathematics and science teachers July 31–August 1 at the annual 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The MWM workshops emphasize the growth of statistical literacy and thinking.

Columns, Pastimes »

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Mike Mout, a retired financial-sector statistician, enjoys singing in his free time.

Meetings, President's Corner, Statistical Education »

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ASA President Lisa LaVange shares some memorable moments from JSM 2018.

Departments, Education »

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Saleha Habibullah of the Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore, Pakistan, and Seksan Kiatsupaibul of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, attended the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC, as the ASA’s 2018 educational ambassadors.

Mentoring, Mentoring Programs »

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The JSM Diversity Mentoring Program encourages and fosters the development of mentoring relationships and networking for historically under-represented minority graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and early-career professionals with more senior-level statisticians/biostatisticians from academia, government, and industry.

Member News, Section News, Statistical Computing, Statistical Graphics »

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The Statistical Computing and Graphics Award of the ASA Statistical Computing and Statistical Graphics sections recognizes an individual or team for innovation in computing, software, or graphics that has had an impact on statistical practice or research.

Boston, Chapter News, Member News »

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A day-long symposium was held at Harvard University April 27 to commemorate Herman Chernoff’s 95th birthday.

Departments, Meetings »

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Richard J. Samworth of the University of Cambridge is the recipient of the 2018 Presidents’ Award. Here, he answers questions about his work and interests.

Member News, People News »

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Carol Gotway Crawford and Howard Hogan are dual recipients of the 2018 Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award, which recognizes individuals working in federal, state, and local government agencies for their efforts in mentoring junior statistical staff.

Additional Features, Publication Series »

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The third book to be published in the ASA-CRC Series on Statistical Reasoning in Science and Society is Data Visualization: Charts, Maps, and Interactive Graphics by Robert Grant.

Member News, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section News »

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The Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences had a successful Joint Research Conference in Los Alamos, NM. They also have three newly appointed officers.

Award Deadlines and Information, Member News »

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Each year, the statistical profession recognizes outstanding members at the Joint Statistical Meetings in an awards ceremony organized by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). Nominations are now being accepted for the Fisher Award and Lectureship, Presidents’ Award, Florence N. David Award and Lectureship, and George W. Snedecor Award.

News and Announcements »

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The International Data Science in Schools Project had released the details of a global project to beef up the teaching of data studies in high schools throughout the world and train teachers in data science.

Award Deadlines and Information, Meetings, Member News »

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The 2018 SPAIG award recognizes the collaborative work between the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Member News, Obituaries, People News »

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Charles R. Perry Jr. died peacefully at home in Fairfax, Virginia, May 8, 2018, at the age of 81.

Alabama, Chapter News, Member News »

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The Alabama Chapter hosted a miniconference at Mississippi State University and there were several student presenters.

Additional Features »

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring a data science competition with a prize purse of $190,000.

A Statistician's View, Departments »

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Seth T. Lirette, an assistant professor in the department of data science at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, proposes it is time to loosen the reigns on the residential requirement for admission to PhD programs.

Member News, People News »

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Brian Kwan, Maria Jahja, and Derek Hansen won an NSF fellowship, which provides financial support for three years across a five-year period. Here, they talk about how it felt to win.

Columns, Pastimes »

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Samanthi Konarasinghe, statistician and director of the Institute of Mathematics and Management in Sri Lanka, is also a painter and actress.

Additional Features »

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The 25th Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS XXV) will be held October 15–19 in Savannah, Georgia.

Celebrating Women in Statistics, Featured »

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Florence Nightingale Day Urges Students to Discover, Do, Develop

Florence Nightingale Day is a new collaborative effort between the American Statistical Association, House of Statistics, and Caucus for Women in Statistics that encourages students to meet successful women in statistics and data science, take on data challenges, and have fun.

Featured »

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Meet James Woodworth, NCES Commissioner

James “Lynn” Woodworth comes to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) with a range of experience in education. We asked him why the position of commissioner appealed to him, as well as the goals he has for NCES during his tenure.

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Survey of 2016–2017 Graduates Yields Insights for Current, Prospective Students

Is there a typical bachelor’s graduate in statistics? Are graduates finding well-paying and satisfying jobs? Can students learn from the data and advice of the graduates responding to this survey? These questions and more are addressed with results of this 2016-2017 survey of bachelor’s degree students.