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[1 Apr 2023 | Comments Off on ASA, GMU Team on Project to Assess Health of Federal Statistical Agencies | ]

Recently, a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and George Mason University to assess the health of the federal statistical agencies. A team made up of ASA members will begin reporting their assessment in the first quarter of 2024, with updates annually thereafter.

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[1 Mar 2023 | Comments Off on Donations Help ASA’s Work, Affect National Interests | ]
Donations Help ASA’s Work, Affect National Interests

The ASA’s director of development, Amanda Malloy, shares how the ASA has been investing in statistics and data science education and inspiring students to pursue careers in STEM.

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[2 Jan 2023 | Comments Off on Applications for ASA Science Policy Fellowship Wanted | ]

The ASA seeks applications for its fall of 2023 science policy fellowship. A one- to two-year position, the fellow will be based at the ASA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia; however, they will spend much of their time in Washington, DC, advocating for statistics and experiencing first-hand how federal science policy is formed.

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[1 Mar 2022 | Comments Off on ASA Members Show Up Despite Challenges | ]
ASA Members Show Up Despite Challenges

Although much has changed since the pandemic began, ASA members contributed more than $280,000 in support of ASA programs.

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[1 Aug 2021 | Comments Off on Giving Power to the People Via Community Engagement | ]

Rob Santos values and seeks alternative perspectives—be they in statistical studies, project management, leadership decision-making, or even career development—because different perspectives can lead to vastly different interpretations, and all interpretations can contribute to a dialog that leads to insight.

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[1 Apr 2021 | Comments Off on Applications Sought for ASA Science Policy Fellowship  | ]

A one- to two-year position, the fellow will be based at the ASA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia; however, they will spend much of their time in Washington, DC, advocating for statistics and experiencing first-hand how federal science policy is formed.

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[1 Sep 2020 | Comments Off on Advocating for the Federal Data Infrastructure: What, Why, When, and How | ]

ASA Science Policy Fellow Daniel Elchert helps answer the question: What is our federal data infrastructure, and when and how might statisticians go about advocating for this system as a means to leverage data for the public good?

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[1 Jan 2020 | Comments Off on Twelve Years of ASA Science Policy: Highlighting the Scope and Breadth | ]
Twelve Years of ASA Science Policy: Highlighting the Scope and Breadth

The ASA’s science policy activity has covered a variety of topics since the creation of the ASA’s science policy staff position 12 years ago. The responsibilities of the position are to raise the profile of statistics and statisticians in policymaking and to advocate for the interests of statisticians.

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[1 Jul 2018 | Comments Off on Government Statistics Section Announces JSM Program | ]

The Government Statistics Section organized three invited sessions, including a panel on using multiple data sources for federal statistics; seven topic-contributed sessions, including an update on the US Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking; three roundtables; and more for this year’s JSM.

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[1 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on SAMSI Director Participates in Climate Change Research, Policymaking | ]

Richard Smith, director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute, is participating on the Committee on Assessing the Impacts of Climate Change on Social and Political Stresses for the National Research Council.