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In 1840, Florence Nightingale begged her parents “to let her study mathematics instead of doing worsted work and practicing quadrilles.” Her mother “did not approve, home duties were not to be neglected for mathematics.” She assumed that her daughter’s destiny was marriage, “and what use were mathematics to a married woman?” Her father, who loved math and had communicated that love to his daughter, nevertheless urged her to study more appropriate subjects (for a woman), “history or philosophy, natural or moral.” Florence expressed her preference for mathematics by saying, “I …

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Grace Medley writes about her mentor Brian Harris-Kojetin who was the Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring award winner in 2013.

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Eric Vance, associate professor of applied mathematics and director of the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Statistical Analysis (LISA) at the University of Colorado, Boulder, interviews one of his mentors, Doug Zahn.

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Nawar M. Shara, associate professor of medicine at Georgetown University, interviewed her mentor, Mary Gray, professor in the department of mathematics and statistics at American University.

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Jean Yang, professor at the University of Sydney School of Mathematics and Statistics, interviews her mentor, Terry Speed.

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Nancy R. Mann
 
William Edwards Deming was born in Sioux City, Iowa, on the 14th of October, 1900. Although he has been honored throughout the world as a “quality-management guru,” he insisted upon being known as a “Consultant in Statistical Studies.” His path to the eminence that he attained as a statistician was circuitous and full of serendipity.
After Ed Deming’s graduation from the University of Wyoming in 1921 as an engineer, he remained there another year to study mathematics. It was during that time that, as he once told me, he …

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Statistician in history—Oliver William Bourn Peabody

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Statistician in history—Edward Jarvis

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Statistician in history—Joseph Barlow Felt

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Statistician in history—Richard Fletcher