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[1 Nov 2014 | One Comment | 119 views]
ASA Gears up for Conference on Statistical Practice

The fourth annual ASA Conference on Statistical Practice will take place February 19 – 21 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Attendees will have opportunities to learn new statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical analysis, design, consulting, and statistical programming. Early registration for the conference closes on January 5.

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment | 197 views]
Many Honored at Presidential Address, Awards Ceremony

This year’s Joint Statistical Meetings was particularly special because the ASA celebrated its 175th anniversary. There were special events, a slew of activities, and a few firsts. To top it off, it was the largest meeting in JSM history, with 6,809 in attendance. Read on to learn about some of the highlights.

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[1 Sep 2014 | 2 Comments | 1,814 views]
Which Career Path Will You Follow?

There are many routes a statistician can take to reach an area to study. Amstat News asked a few ASA members to answer questions about the paths they took to get where they are today.

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[1 Aug 2014 | One Comment | 950 views]
Statistics Poster and Project Competition Winners

The American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Poster Competition and Project Competition.

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[1 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,271 views]
Statistical Scientists Advance Federal Research Initiatives

Responding to calls from the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, three ASA groups wrote whitepapers detailing how statisticians can contribute to administration research initiatives and priorities. The whitepapers, profiled here, cover the BRAIN Initiative, the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, and climate change.

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[1 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 184 views]
Energize Our Future by Practicing Everyday Leadership

The theme of the ASA’s 175th anniversary is “Celebrate Our Past, Energize Our Future.” One does not need to look far into our association’s past to find a rich history of accomplishments. In addition to celebrating our past, the 175th anniversary planning has been focused on the future of the ASA to do our best to lay the foundation for the bicentennial celebrations and beyond.

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So Much to See and Do at JSM: Special Events and Presentations

This year’s JSM is particularly special because we’re celebrating our 175th anniversary and have a slew of activities planned.

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[1 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 203 views]
Excitement and Momentum Follow ASA’s Conference on Statistical Practice

Another successful Conference on Statistical Practice is in the books! Warm and sunny Tampa, Florida, was the location for this year’s conference that took place from February 20–22 at the Hilton Tampa Downtown. Four hundred participants enjoyed the short courses, oral sessions, poster sessions, tutorials, and keynote address provided by 2014 ASA President Nathaniel Schenker.

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ASA Board of Directors Candidates

The ASA announces the selection of candidates for the 2014 election. The winning candidates’ terms will begin in 2015. Make sure to look for your ballots in your email inbox and to vote early.

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[1 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 362 views]
Annual Fund Drive Contributions Beat Last Year’s Record

It has happened again! ASA members have set a new record for generosity in support of their association for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 700 members contributed a total of nearly $68,000, up 29% from last year’s record total.