Last month, ASA Research and Graduate Education Manager Keith Crank wrote about The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States, a recent report from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS). He expressed his disappointment with the report, especially with its authors’ failure to use data appropriately. This month, Crank brings up one more issue with the data and relates it to what’s going on in statistics and biostatistics.
Here are the highlights to the August 2010 issue of Technometrics, which opens with the feature article “Nonparametric Profile Monitoring by Mixed Effects Modeling” by Peihua Qiu, Changliang Zou, and Zhaojun Wang.
Sixteen members of the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter chose Nolan Kamitaki from Waiakea High School in Hilo, Hawaii, as the winner of the ASA Council of Chapters prize for the best use of statistics at the 2010 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
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