President's Corner »

[1 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 390 views]

President Nathaniel Schenker answers the question, “Will you advise your son to take a course in statistics?”

Cover Story »

[1 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,551 views]
Statistical Scientists Advance Federal Research Initiatives

Responding to calls from the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, three ASA groups wrote whitepapers detailing how statisticians can contribute to administration research initiatives and priorities. The whitepapers, profiled here, cover the BRAIN Initiative, the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, and climate change.

Featured »

[1 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | 230 views]
ASA Participates in Capitol Hill Event Highlighting NSF-Funded Research

The annual Capitol Hill Exhibition to highlight research funding sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) took place during deliberations of NSF’s fiscal year 2015 budget and consideration of a controversial House Science, Space, and Technology Committee bill reauthorizing the NSF.

A Statistician's Life, Additional Features »

[1 Jul 2014 | Comments Off on Merit Matters Most: Meet Jean D. Gibbons | 141 views]

Here, Jean Gibbons, first chair of the Committee on Women in Statistics, talks about her life and her work as a statistician.

A Statistician's Life, Featured »

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Meet John H. Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau Director

Amstat News invited John H. Thompson, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, to respond to a few questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads. Read on to find out what he had to say.