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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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Twice as Nice: Conference on Statistical Practice Has Another Successful Year

The 2015 Conference on Statistical Practice in New Orleans, Louisiana, was a big success, with more than 400 attendees and participants enjoying short courses, poster sessions, tutorials, and more.

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Academic Salary Survey: What’s Your Number?

This year’s academic salary survey includes both faculty and nonfaculty statisticians and biostatisticians. We received responses from 58 institutions in the United States.

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Public Relations Campaign Now in Second Year

As this year gets under way, ASA President David Morganstein is asking association members to share news of the This Is Statistics campaign and its promotional resources with students, parents, teachers, and education administrators in their communities. “It is critical that ASA members get involved in this awareness campaign,” said Morganstein. “A thousand voices speaking as one are more powerful and effective than a single voice. By spreading the word about the This Is Statistics campaign, you will make new connections that otherwise will not be established.“