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[1 Jun 2017 | No Comment | 288 views]
Women in Statistics and Data Science Is Headed to the West Coast

Building on the success of last year’s conference, which welcomed more than 300 attendees and 25 sponsors and exhibitors, the 2017 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference will be held in sunny La Jolla, California—its first time on the West Coast—October 19–21.

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[1 May 2017 | No Comment | 249 views]
JSM Is Baltimore Bound!

JSM 2017 will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, July 29–August 3. Take a peek at this year’s featured speakers and other highlights.

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[1 Apr 2017 | 3 Comments | 335 views]
Celebrate the Significance of Mathematics and Statistics

April marks a time to increase the understanding and appreciation of mathematics and statistics. Why? Because both subjects play a significant role in addressing many real-world problems—climate change, disease, sustainability, the data deluge, internet security, and much more. Research in these and other areas is ongoing, revealing new results and applications every day in fields such as medicine, manufacturing, energy, biotechnology, and business. Mathematics and statistics are important drivers of innovation in our technological world, in which new systems and methodologies continue to become more complex. 

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2016–2017 Academic Salary Survey

The 2016–2017 academic salary survey includes both faculty and nonfaculty statisticians and biostatisticians. We received responses from 59 institutions in the United States. The data included 1,034 faculty and 149 nonfaculty statisticians, with gender information.

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[1 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 157 views]
Thank You, 2016 Donors

In 2016, a total of just about $163,000 was raised in support of ASA programs, which is nearly 15% more than 2015’s total.

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[1 Jan 2017 | No Comment | 1,096 views]
Data Challenge on Tap for JSM2017

The ASA Statistical Computing, Government Statistics, and Statistical Graphics sections will sponsor Data Challenge 2017 at JSM in Baltimore, Maryland. The contest is open to anyone interested in participating, including college students and professionals from the private or public sector.

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[1 Dec 2016 | No Comment | 485 views]
Celebrating Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

The second Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference was held October 20–22 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The conference targeted women in all career stages from all sectors of the workforce.

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2015 Salary Survey of Business, Industry, and Government Statisticians

The ASA conducted a salary survey of the association’s nonacademic members in the United States employed by business, industry, or government.

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[1 Oct 2016 | 3 Comments | 599 views]
JSM 2016: The Extraordinary Power of Statistics

This year’s Joint Statistical Meetings in Chicago, Illinois, set an all-time record with more than 7,200 attendees, far above the previous record of 6,851 set last year. Here are the highlights.

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[1 Sep 2016 | No Comment | 456 views]
Mentoring Using Motivational Interviewing: One Path to Becoming a Quality Mentor

This year’s special issue is all about mentoring. Mary Kwasny and Colleen Stiles-Shields discuss mentoring using the motivational interviewing technique; Terry Speed looks at what mentoring is and isn’t; and Mark Ward shares his tips for peer-to-peer mentoring. Also included in this list is a piece by David Hunter and Murali Haran, who look at the positive outcomes of academic mentoring. We also feature several influential statisticians such as Mary Gray, Doug Zahn, Terry Speed, and Brian Harris-Kojetin. And we made sure to post many of the ASA’s mentoring programs in this issue. Enjoy!