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[1 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,158 views]
Women in Science Still Overlooked

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.

President's Corner »

[1 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Let’s All Celebrate the First World Statistics Day | 2,077 views]

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.

Additional Features, Statisticians in History »

[1 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Jack Wolfowitz: Applying Mathematical Statistics to Practical Problems | 3,332 views]

Here, Lionel Weiss discusses the life of Jack (Jacob) Wolfowitz, who was considered unmatched in his ability as a teacher and an eminent researcher in coding theory.

A Statistician's Life, Featured »

[1 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Getting a Job: What Distinguishes You? | 5,705 views]
Getting a Job: What Distinguishes You?

The Mayo Clinic Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics (BSI) recruits top statisticians at all levels. There is intense competition for talented people. What do they look for in a statistician? Here, you’ll find out what it takes to be the top candidate for a job.

A Statistician's Life, Featured »

[1 Sep 2010 | 2 Comments | 10,684 views]
Why Statistics? Why BLOG?

Short for weblog, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary describes a blog as a website that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and hyperlinks provided by the writer. Recently, there has been an outcropping of blogs about statistics, so Amstat News asked a few statistical bloggers how they got started in both statistics and blogging. Read their answers here.