President’s Invited Column
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.
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.
For the October President’s Corner, Nathaniel Schenker invited Scott Keeter, director of survey research for the Pew Research Center in Washington, DC, to write a column about election polling.
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In March of 2008, the ASA created an Office of Science Policy to better integrate statisticians into the policymaking process. With the ASA’s office located so close to Washington, DC, the opportunity to interact with national policymakers beckoned and creation of this office took advantage of the opportunity to make the ASA’s presence and interests known to Congress and more broadly. The office also actively advocates for statistics research funding and funding for the federal statistical agencies. This month, ASA Director of Science Policy Steve Pierson describes how the ASA chooses the policy issues in which to engage.
For this month’s president’s column, Nancy L. Geller invited Phil Scinto, chair of the Conference on Statistical Practice Organizing Committee, to provide an update on this new and exciting opportunity.