In the 1980s and 1990s, there was concern within the mathematical sciences community that postsecondary education in the mathematical sciences was in trouble. The National Science Foundation (NSF) launched a program of Grants for Vertical Integration of Research and Education in the Mathematical Sciences (VIGRE). These grants were designed for institutions with PhD-granting departments in the mathematical sciences, to develop quality education programs, that are vertically integrated with the research activities of these departments. Here, members of the Committee to Evaluate the program share their findings.
Here are the highlights of the March issue of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics. This issue features an editorial overview of the potential usage of animation in electronic versions of JCGS articles.
William W. Davis, Chief Mathematical Statistician, Social Security Administration discusses the Social Security program and how the data produced by statisticians and others in the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics are used by policymakers to evaluate how well the current program meets the needs of beneficiaries. He also examines the effects of possible changes to the program on individuals, the economy, and the solvency of the program.
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