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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.

Award Deadlines and Information, Featured, Member News »

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Award Deadlines and Information for 2016–2017

Deadlines and contact information for ASA national awards, special lectureships, and COPSS awards

Featured, News and Announcements »

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ASA Launches Redesigned Website

The aim of the ASA’s newly redesigned website is to highlight the contributions made by members and encourage the public to learn more about our growing and dynamic discipline.

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NC State Laser Foxes

In April 2016, the American Statistical Association shared its Discovery Through Statistics booth at the USA Science & Engineering Festival with a team of statistics students from Laber Labs, the creation of North Carolina State University’s Eric Laber. They were in Washington, DC, to showcase their latest project, a video game called Laser Foxes. Among adults and children alike, the computer game was a hit—and thanks to the game’s design and the Laber Lab team’s explanations of its underlying statistical methods, each contender left with a better understanding of the different applications of statistics.

Featured, Mentoring »

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What Is Mentoring, and Why Is It a Good Thing?

Terry Speed explores the definition of mentoring. Is it a one-to-one, face-to-face interaction, or can it be something more?

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On Academic Mentoring

Murali Haran and David Hunter believe mentoring is a skill that needs to be honed. Here, they offer tips on how to improve your mentoring skills and enhance your role as a mentor.

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Peer-to-Peer Mentoring: How It Fits into the Statistics Living Learning Community at Purdue

Mark Ward discusses the Living Learning Community at Purdue and shares his tips on peer-to-peer mentoring.

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JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program: Reflections After 7 Years

The ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics has offered one of two concomitant programs every year at the Joint Statistical Meetings. These programs are often spoken of interchangeably, as the core objectives of fostering enduring mentoring relationships and preparing statisticians of diverse backgrounds for career success are a common thread.

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ASA Volunteers Create Resource  for Teachers: Statistical Commons

To address several recurring challenges in teaching statistics, and to create new value for members of the ASA, volunteers created a website that allows teachers to share lectures, exams, quizzes, data sets, and more.

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ASA Leaders Reminisce: Ronald L. Wasserstein

In the 20th installment of the Amstat News series of interviews with ASA presidents and executive directors, we feature a discussion with current ASA Executive Director Ronald L. Wasserstein.