The ASA recently named Sam Behseta the next executive editor of CHANCE magazine. Behseta is an associate professor in the department of mathematics at California State University in Fullerton and teaches a variety of undergraduate- and graduate-level statistics courses.
The Cavell Brownie Scholars JSM Mentoring Program had its inaugural run at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC, from August 1–4. The program pairs diverse graduate students and postdocs with faculty who provide pointers on how to prepare for a faculty career. It also builds community among scholars from under-represented groups.
The Association for Women in Science undertook the AWARDS project in cooperation with the ASA, American Mathematical Society, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, American Chemical Society, American Geophysical Union, and Society for Neuroscience to determine what percentage of awards are going to women. Measuring against percentage of PhDs going to women from 1971–2000, the percentage of scholarly awards going to women fell short in all but one of the societies.
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