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[1 Aug 2016 | No Comment | 545 views]
2016 Poster and Project Competition Winners

The American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Poster Competition and Project Competition, which featured creative studies from high-school students across the country.

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[1 Jul 2016 | No Comment | 318 views]
LaVange Elected ASA President; Williamson Elected Vice President

Lisa LaVange, director of the Office of Biostatistics in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has been elected the 113th president of the ASA. LaVange will serve a one-year term as president-elect beginning January 1, 2017. Her term as president becomes effective January 1, 2018. The ASA membership also elected G. David Williamson, senior science adviser at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as an ASA vice president.
Members also elected several new board members, plus officers for each of the ASA’s 27 sections.

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[1 Jun 2016 | One Comment | 472 views]
Women in Statistics and Data Science: A Conference to Empower

This year’s WSDS featured speakers are Cynthia Clark, Stacy Lindborg, Wendy Martinez, and Bin Yu. Here, they reflect on their long careers, share advice for the future, and discuss the topic they plan to talk about at WSDS.

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[2 May 2016 | No Comment | 314 views]
6000+ Statisticians Expected in Chicago

With more than 3,400 individual presentations arranged into approximately 181 invited sessions, 400 contributed sessions, and 500 poster and speed presentations, the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings will be one of the largest statistical events in the world.

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[1 Apr 2016 | No Comment | 499 views]
2016 Math Awareness Month: The Future of Prediction

April is Mathematics Awareness Month, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) has selected “The Future of Prediction” as the theme.

Yogi Berra, paraphrasing Niels Bohr, said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Throughout Mathematics Awareness Month 2016, we will explore how mathematics and statistics are the future of prediction, providing insights and driving innovation. During the month, we will be asking the question, “What’s next?” and exploring how mathematicians and statisticians contribute to society.

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[1 Mar 2016 | 6 Comments | 2,128 views]
How Does Your Salary Stack Up?

The 2015–2016 academic salary survey includes both faculty and nonfaculty statisticians and biostatisticians. We received responses from 64 institutions in the United States. The data included 956 faculty and 128 nonfaculty statisticians, with gender information. The quartiles and 90th percentile for relevant categories are provided in the summary tables.

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[1 Feb 2016 | One Comment | 343 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 | 539 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 | 306 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 | 386 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.