Lori Thombs and Cihan Caglayan take a break during the afternoon poster sessions.
David M. Kline, a graduate student in the PhD biostatistics program at The Ohio State University, accepts the first Lester “Randy” Curtin Award from Sally Curtin.
ASA President Nathaniel Schenker gives his keynote address—The ASA, the CSP, and Career Lessons: A Buffet.
Rashida Washington (left) and Nola McDaniel share a laptop during a break between concurrent sessions.
Ron Snee leads a discussion during the short course Enhancing Big Data Projects Through Statistical Engineering. The course was instructed by Snee, Dick De Veaux, and Roger Hoerl.
Wenjin Wang and Wenting Xie mingle during continental breakfast.
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"My own view of the p-value? I say it’s like a screwdriver—designed for a particular purpose, and it’s very good at doing that, driving screws, but the problem comes when we use it to bang nails and then complain that it’s not a good hammer."