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Anyone can be a mentor, however it takes hard work to train our future problemsolvers. A mentor is an excellent listener. He or she listens with the intent to understand and share experiences that the person being mentored can use. Here, Sastry Pantula, head of the Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation offers advice and shares ways to become a great mentor.
Margaret E. Martin is both an economist and statistician by professional and academic training. Read about her career and how she has become known for her leadership and contributions to the federal statistical system.
Web and business analytics are two areas that are becoming increasingly popular. Vincent Granville, founder of AnalyticBridge, demonstrates how a new type of statistician is critical to optimizing these “big data” business applications.
Many statisticians are working alongside colleagues from different countries, though it is not always easy to understand people from different backgrounds. Yoko Adachi, research associate at Kitasato University, offers advice about how to work with international peers.
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.