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[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 168 views]

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.

President's Corner, President's Invited Column »

[1 Oct 2016 | 3 Comments | 378 views]

In this month’s President’s Invited Column, the Statistics Careers for AP Statistics & Other K-12 Classrooms working group shares information about ASA President Jessica Utts’ presidential initiative to provide statistics career information to Advanced Placement Statistics students and other high-school students, teachers, counselors, and parents.

Columns, Mentoring, President's Corner, President's Invited Column »

[1 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 768 views]

This month’s President’s Invited Column provides an update on the two media initiatives, the Statistical Media Ambassadors program and the Media Training Workshop.

Columns, Master's Notebook »

[1 Aug 2016 | One Comment | 265 views]

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

Columns, Master's Notebook »

[1 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 221 views]

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.

Columns, Featured, Science Policy »

[1 Jun 2016 | No Comment | 191 views]
DHHS Administration for Children and Families Uses Rigorous Evaluation

Naomi Goldstein—deputy assistant secretary for planning, research, and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families—writes about her agency’s evaluation policy.

Columns, Featured, Science Policy »

[2 May 2016 | No Comment | 342 views]
Evidence-Based Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor

Demetra Nightingale, chief evaluation officer for the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL), describes her office’s evidence-based approach for improving the effectiveness of DoL’s many programs.

Columns, Science Policy »

[1 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on Leadership Is Listening: Data-Driven Decision-Making at NIGMS | 557 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 | One Comment | 572 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 | Comments Off on Final FY16 Spending Bill Provides Increases for NIH, Census, Statistical Agencies | 202 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.