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.
From sports to elections, diversity, career guidance videos, and workforce surveys, the ASA’s public education campaign, ThisIsStatistics, has engaged students and teachers in dynamic new ways, all to showcase the value of statistics to society.
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“My experience at the EPA made me something of a jack of all trades in using different statistical methods to address a wide array of problems, each with their own peculiarities and nuances. Many of my colleagues would probably emphasize the ‘master of none’ portion of that proverb when describing me.