A three-stage rollout of the ASA’s new public awareness campaign—This Is Statistics—has generated a buzz that is spreading word about the initiative within the statistics community and, more importantly, to the campaign’s audiences and the media.
For the September President’s Corner, Nathaniel Schenker invited Andrew Bray, postdoctoral research associate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to write about student perspectives on DataFest.
For students to appreciate why line of best fit is generally implemented by minimizing the sum of the squares of the errors, JSE Editor Michelle Everson suggested that The University of Texas at El Paso’s Lawrence Lesser write a parody of “Beat It.”
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