Statisticians in History »

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Helen M. Walker contributed to the field of statistics through her work in education, and educational research. She was a longtime faculty member at Columbia University Teachers College and a member of numerous professional organizations. In the 1940s, a time when hardly any women held prominent academic positions, she was a unique pioneer in gaining professional visibility for women. Elected the first woman President of the American Statistical Association in 1944, she also served as President of the American Educational Research Association from 1949 to 1950.
Dr. Walker was born December …

Additional Features »

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A list of internship opportunities is posted on STATtr@k, the new professional’s website.

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The ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics recently held the annual StatFest conference—a one-day event aimed at encouraging undergraduate students from under-represented groups to consider graduate studies and careers in the statistical sciences.

President's Corner »

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In her last President’s Corner column, Jessica Utts addresses two relatively unrelated themes—the ASA’s transition to Barry Nussbaum as president and the new president of the United States.

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Bo Zhang is a senior data scientist at IBM.