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Statistician Marie Oldfield says she was always bad at math. But then she asked herself, “Why take an easy degree when I can challenge myself?” Here she writes about working to help others who want to go into math and statistics overcome the obstacles they might find in their way.

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[1 Aug 2016 | One Comment | 217 views]

Nestor Rohowsky reflects on the lessons of his 34 years in statistics and the key decisions that shaped his career.

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Amit Bhattacharyya, an appointed member of the Committee on Applied Statisticians (CAS), shares recommendations for how applied statisticians can best engage in thoughtful discussions about various uses of statistical principles and applications at JSM 2016 in Chicago.

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[1 Mar 2016 | No Comment | 482 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.

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[1 Nov 2015 | One Comment | 390 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.

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[1 Aug 2015 | 3 Comments | 377 views]
Management Tips from Reyna—My Cleaning Lady

Statistician Mark Otto learns a tip or two about organization and management from his cleaning lady, Renya.

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[1 Jul 2015 | One Comment | 298 views]
Applied JSM

There are many applied sessions taking place at this year’s JSM in Seattle. Here, Chuck Kincaid sorts through some of the best opportunities and lists them for you.

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[1 May 2015 | 5 Comments | 249 views]
Cultural Values, Statistical Displays

Ian Crandell, from Virginia Tech, visited Nigeria this past January and shares what he learned about cross-cultural statistical collaboration.

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[1 Oct 2014 | One Comment | 1,246 views]
You Are the Master of Your Master’s

Natalie Cheung Hall discusses the benefits of having a master’s degree.

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[1 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | 474 views]
Masters Without Borders

Marcos Carzolio reflects on his summer in Mozambique collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data.