President's Corner »

[1 Oct 2010 | Comments Off on Let’s All Celebrate the First World Statistics Day | 2,083 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 | 3,352 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? | 5,727 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 | 10,686 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.

Additional Features, Statisticians in History »

[1 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Rensis Likert: Creator of Organizations | 11,502 views]

Rensis Likert made a tremendous impact on the development of social statistics. Read about his famous “Likert scale,” which has been adopted throughout the world, his service to the ASA, and how he set up the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan.