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[1 Sep 2017 | One Comment | 209 views]
As Seen Through the Eyes of ASA’s K–12 Statistical Ambassador: The State of K–12 Statistics Education

In today’s data-driven society, there is a pressing need for all citizens to become statistical thinkers. The ASA leadership believes this must begin in the early school years, not just for those students who take one introductory college course. It is essential that statistics education is recognized as central to ensuring all graduating high-school students are college and career ready. Here, the K-12 Statistical Ambassador, Christine Franklin, summarizes the work being done in support of statistical education for both students and teachers.

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[1 Aug 2017 | One Comment | 822 views]
2017 Poster and Project Competition Winners

The American Statistical Association announces the winners of the 2017 Poster Competition and Project Competition, which featured creative studies from K-12 students across the country.

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[1 Jul 2017 | No Comment | 454 views]
Karen Kafadar Elected ASA President

Karen Kafadar, chair and commonwealth professor in the department of statistics at the University of Virginia, has been elected the ASA’s 114th president. The ASA membership also elected Katherine Monti, formerly chief statistical scientist at Rho, as ASA vice president. Both women will begin their term January 1, 2019.

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[1 Jun 2017 | No Comment | 445 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 | 288 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 | 363 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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[1 Mar 2017 | 2 Comments | 7,421 views]
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 | 178 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 | 1,226 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 | 513 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.