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[1 Apr 2017 | No Comment | 42 views]

To raise the profile of statisticians within the federal government, the ASA’s science policy department staff have been nominating members to various advisory committees and boards in different government agencies. The ASA’s science policy fellow, Amy Nussbaum, talks about some of those nominations here.

Columns, Consultant’s Corner »

[1 Mar 2017 | No Comment | 133 views]

Consulting Corner is a new column launching in April. It is written for anyone engaged in or interested in statistical consulting and includes articles ranging from what starting a consulting business would entail to what could be taught in a consulting course.

Columns, Featured, Member News, Pastimes »

[1 Mar 2017 | 4 Comments | 327 views]
What Do Statisticians Like to Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians?

Amy Nussbaum is the science policy fellow at the American Statistical Association. When she isn’t working, she enjoys being an amateur historian specializing in United States presidents.

Featured, Member News, Pastimes »

[1 Feb 2017 | One Comment | 646 views]
Pastimes of Statisticians: What Do Statisticians Like to Do When They Are Not Being Statisticians?

This new series will focus on what statisticians do outside of work. Susan Spruill shares her hobby: keeping bees.

Columns, Science Policy »

[1 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 153 views]

This month’s guest science policy columnist is Arthur Kennickell. He makes suggestions for SOI to continue its success over the next century as it faces new challenges, demands, and opportunities. Kennickell’s suggestions also may help other federal statistical agencies.

Columns, Master's Notebook »

[1 Nov 2016 | No Comment | 385 views]

The pharmaceutical industry is as complicated as it is interesting, and it’s plenty interesting. Jonathan L. Moscovici shares a few of of his experiences as a biopharmaceutical statistician that he didn’t really know (but wishes he did) as a grad student.

Columns, Featured, Science Policy »

[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 1,480 views]
Statistics, Biostatistics Degree Growth Sustained Through 2015

Bachelor’s and master’s degrees earned in statistics and biostatistics continued their strong growth, while doctoral degrees were flat from 2014 to 2015.

Columns, Master's Notebook »

[1 Oct 2016 | No Comment | 252 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 | 408 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 | 783 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.