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[1 Feb 2016 | No Comment | 157 views]
Gender Balance in ASA Activities Update

This article continues the tradition of looking at the representation of ASA women members among a range of activities supported by the ASA, using more recent data from September 2015. This report was written on behalf of the Committee on Women in Statistics (COWIS) with the primary objective to indicate areas where gender disparities have subsided, as well as highlight those areas where they persist.

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[1 Jan 2016 | No Comment | 401 views]
A Recipe for Successful Collaborations

During JSM 2015, the ASA’s SPAIG committee highlighted cutting-edge collaborative projects through successful partnerships between academia, industry, and/or government organizations. In the statistical field and related professions, sharing of ideas from different organizations frequently leads to exchange visits, support for graduate students, consulting jobs, grant award for faculty, and continuing education opportunities for statisticians outside of academe.

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[1 Dec 2015 | No Comment | 278 views]
A New Design for the 21st Century

The U.S. Census 2020 Operational Plan lays the foundation for the most modern and dynamic census in our nation’s history—and outlines how the bureau proposes to save taxpayers more than $5 billion.

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[1 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 340 views]
The ASA Fellow Award 2015 Update

The ASA’s 62 new fellows were honored August 11 during the Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington. The new fellows are from 24 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and six other countries. Fellows are recognized for outstanding professional contributions to and leadership in statistical science. This article continues the tradition of providing a descriptive analysis of the ASA fellows and adds data for the 103 nominees and 62 fellows in 2015. Data are presented by employment sector and gender.

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[1 Oct 2015 | No Comment | 361 views]
JSM 2015: Final Report

The Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle, Washington, broke records this year with a total of 6,851 people in attendance.

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[1 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 454 views]
The Changing Profile of Statistics

Since the dawn of the Internet, the job of a statistician has expanded. One of the newest fields created for statisticians in the past 10 years is forensics. As well, statistics has broadened for educators and women. Students are learning more statistics before they head to college, and the demand for data analysis also has grown.

In this career issue, we look at what is new in statistics and how the discipline has changed.

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[1 Aug 2015 | One Comment | 2,332 views]
2015 Poster, Project Competitions Showcase Winners

The American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Poster Competition and Project Competition.

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[1 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 262 views]
EPA’s Barry D. Nussbaum Elected 112th ASA President

Barry D. Nussbaum, chief statistician at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was elected the 112th president of the American Statistical Association by the membership.

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[1 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 221 views]
AAPOR’s Polling Transparency Initiative Officially Launches

The American Association for Public Opinion Research’s Transparency Initiative formally opened for business October 8, 2014. Since then, more than 40 survey-based organizations have applied and been accepted for membership, and new members continue to be admitted almost weekly.

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[1 May 2015 | No Comment | 238 views]
6000+ Statisticians Expected in Seattle This August

With more than 3,000 presentations arranged into 183 invited sessions, 400 contributed sessions, and 400 individual poster and speed presentations, the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) will be one of the largest statistical events in the world. Here are a few highlights to let you know what to expect. We hope to see you there!