Since 1965, the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences has undertaken a comprehensive study of U.S. undergraduate programs in the mathematical sciences, with funding from the National Science Foundation and support from the mathematical sciences professional societies.
Significance is now an official magazine of the American Statistical Association and Royal Statistical Society, with the first joint issue slated for publication this summer. To accompany the collaboration, an exciting magazine website will launch later this year. We are looking for volunteer news editors to write and post articles daily.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the longtime members of our association. When I read through the list (see April 2010 issue of Amstat News) of these members, I am always impressed. Here is the “who’s who” of our profession and, in particular, our association. They have a lot to be proud of, both personally and professionally. This list includes ASA presidents, vice presidents, board members, and executive directors, as well as many award winners.
July marks the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. We hope to encourage persons with disabilities to become statisticians and fully participate in the ASA. In July, we also celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS).
Amstat News is the monthly membership magazine of the American Statistical Association, bringing you news and notices of the ASA, its chapters, its sections, and its members. Other departments in the magazine include announcements and news of upcoming meetings, continuing education courses, and statistics awards.