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A Statistician's Life, Featured »

[1 Mar 2024 | No Comment | ]
In Memoriam: 1992 ASA President Katherine Wallman

To provide Amstat News readers a view into this remarkable statistician’s legacy, Katherine Wallman’s friends and colleagues write about some of her many accomplishments.

President's Corner »

[1 Jan 2022 | Comments Off on As the Statistics Profession Grows, So Does the ASA | ]

ASA President Kathy Ensor sees three areas of immediate opportunity for the ASA: leadership, keeping vibrant data science and AI activities moving forward, and sustainability and community analytics. Here, she speaks briefly to each of these.

Additional Features »

[1 Mar 2021 | 4 Comments | ]

The ASA is often asked to comment about proposed policies, support policy positions, and provide amicus (friend of the court) briefs. Members of the ASA Scientific and Public Affairs Committee think there should be a transparent process for making the decision about the policy issues on which the ASA has been asked to take a public position and call on ASA members to provide their comments to ensure the process is transparent, open, and objective.

Featured »

[1 Jan 2021 | Comments Off on Meet Spiro Stefanou, Head of the Economic Research Service | ]
Meet Spiro Stefanou, Head of the Economic Research Service

Spiro Stefanou has been the administrator of the Economic Research Service at the US Department of Agriculture since August 2020. He provides leadership and guidance for the agency research, analytical, and technical operations.

Data for Good, Featured »

[1 Sep 2020 | Comments Off on Q&A with Hope Cullers, Crystal Grant, and Smita Skrivanek | ]
Q&A with Hope Cullers, Crystal Grant, and Smita Skrivanek

We interviewed three statisticians who strive to change the world through data. We asked them who inspired them, why they became statisticians, and how data science is changing the world.

Columns, Stats4Good »

[1 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Data for Good Goes to Washington | ]

ASA science and advocacy activities play a crucial role in driving understanding and adoption of sound statistical analysis, helping Data for Good make the greatest impact.

Featured »

[1 Jun 2018 | One Comment | ]
Update from the ASA Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Assault

The ASA Task Force on Sexual Harassment has issued updates for each of its four main areas of focus: a survey of sexual harassment/assault in the ASA Community, a review of best practices, the development of a mechanism for anonymous reporting, and policy recommendations to the ASA Board. The ASA Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Assault welcomes input from the community.

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[1 Jun 2018 | Comments Off on Boost Your Career in Washington | ]
Boost Your Career in Washington

The AAAS is currently looking for statisticians to join its fellowship program. The AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships (STPF) are the premier opportunity for outstanding mathematicians, statisticians, scientists, and engineers at any career stage to learn first-hand about policymaking while contributing their STEM mindset to American government.

Columns, Science Policy »

[1 Jul 2017 | Comments Off on FY17 Federal Budget Resolved; Trump’s FY18 Budget Request Released | ]

Steve Pierson, ASA director of science policy, breaks down the government’s FY17 final budget and reviews the FY18 requested budgets for federal statistical agencies.

Additional Features, Featured »

[1 Jun 2016 | One Comment | ]
Meet John Phillips, Associate Commissioner of the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics

Amstat News invited John Phillips—associate commissioner of the Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics in the Social Security Administration—to respond to questions so readers could learn more about him and the agency he leads.