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[1 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 340 views]

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Jake Basson writes about his data-driven decision-making work at the National Institute for General Medical Sciences—and what he’s found is encouraging.

Columns, Master's Notebook »

[1 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 357 views]

With such a vast array of similar programs available, many students feel uneasy when thinking about which programs they would be asked to use in a professional setting.

Columns, Science Policy »

[1 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 116 views]

Steve Pierson, ASA Director of Science Policy, breaks down the Fiscal Year 2016 omnibus spending bill signed into law in December, which included needed increases for the National Institutes of Health and many federal statistical agencies.

Featured, Funding Opportunities »

[1 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 334 views]
NSF Funding for Statisticians by Directorate

ASA Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson examines the implications of NSF’s funding for statisticians and shares tips for applying for funding outside the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences.

Funding Opportunities »

[1 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 154 views]

The ASA’s Committee on Funded Research is working to foster greater awareness of the importance of statistics at several funding agencies and to help ensure agency leadership has access to statistical expertise when needed.

STATtr@k »

[1 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 138 views]

More than 30 companies are looking for interns for 2016. We have the complete list on STATtr@k.

Columns, Featured, Master's Notebook »

[1 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 359 views]
Statisticians in Sierra Leone

Dana Haberling and Jodi Vanden Eng both spent some time working as statisticians in Sierra Leone. Here, they share their experiences.

Columns, Featured, Science Policy »

[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 294 views]
Technological Advance and Economic Growth: Stagnation or Revival?

In March 2011, Gordon Reikard published a widely read Amstat News piece, “Stimulating Economic Growth Through Technological Advance,” exploring the connection between investment in technology and economic growth. Revisiting the topic four and half years later, Reikard discusses the prospects for economic growth through the end of the decade.

Featured, Science Policy »

[1 Oct 2015 | 2 Comments | 932 views]
Statistics Degrees Continue Strong Growth

The 2014 degree data released in late August by the National Center for Education Statistics reveal continued strong growth of undergraduate and graduate statistics and biostatistics degrees.

STATtr@k »

[1 Aug 2015 | 5 Comments | 265 views]

Carl Letamendi says he has one foot in data science and one in statistics, but belongs to neither. In this month’s column, Letamendi shares where he thinks we stand in the ‘data science tug-of-war’ between computer science and statistical science.