The ASA Board of Directors recently voted to endorse recommendations made in Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, a 2009 National Academies’ report. In its statement, the board recognized the pivotal role of forensic science in the U.S. judicial system and cited the value of statistical methods and research to improve forensic methods.
The ASA Board of Directors recently released a statement recommending that routine risk-limiting audits be conducted and reported in all federal elections, as well as in statewide and other governmental election contests. The statement also urges election officials to seek statistical advice about how to efficiently attain the desired accuracy.
More than 2,400 high school juniors and seniors participated in Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge in March and spent up to 14 hours using their math know-how to evaluate the U.S. Census Bureau’s methods for undercount adjustment, the best method for apportioning the U.S. House of Representatives.
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