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.
ASA President Sastry Pantula led a board meeting heavily focused on implementing the ASA’s strategic plan July 30–31, during the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia. Here are the highlights.
This report summarizes a variety of ways women are involved in activities related to the ASA. Some of the statistics presented point to areas in which there should be concerted efforts to involve more women. Others could inform plans to hone ASA activities so they appeal to the current mix of members.
ASA President Sastry Pantula takes World Statistics Day as an opportunity to thank all statisticians who work on federal statistics around the globe for their valuable service to humanity and asks everyone to celebrate their service, professionalism, and integrity.
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