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[1 Feb 2021 | Comments Off on CHANCE Highlights: Issue Looks at Black History Month, Slot Machines, and Crowd Funding | ]

The February issue of CHANCE includes an interview with Emery Brown, as well as articles on crowd-funding, slot machines, statistics education, and misattribution.

Statisticians in History »

[29 Oct 2018 | Comments Off on Harold Hotelling (1895–1973) | ]

by Megan Kruse
 
Harold Hotelling was born in Minnesota in 1895 and spent most of his childhood in Seattle, Washington. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1919 and a master’s degree in mathematics in 1921 from the University of Washington. In 1924, he earned a PhD in mathematics from Princeton University, and began teaching at Stanford University that same year.
Hotelling soon realized that the field of statistics would be more useful if it employed methods of higher mathematics, so in 1929, he went to England to study with R. …

Statisticians in History »

[1 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Martha Aliaga: The Charismatic Teacher | ]

When asked about Martha Aliaga, the word that comes to mind for most people is “teacher.” It seems everyone who knew her has a story to tell illustrating her special charisma and passion for teaching.

Statisticians in History »

[1 Sep 2017 | Comments Off on Nick Horton, An Advocate for Modernizing the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum | ]

Nick Horton is a professor of statistics at Amherst College and a recipient of numerous awards, among them the Robert V. Hogg Award for Excellence in Teaching Introductory Statistics.

Statisticians in History »

[31 Jan 2017 | Comments Off on Oscar Kempthorne (1919–2000) | ]

Born into a farm family in 1919, Oscar Kempthorne made up his mind very early that he wanted to get away from the backbreaking work on the farm. And he realized “there was only one way to do it—brain power.”

Additional Features »

[2 May 2016 | One Comment | ]

ASA member Shelby Aaberg shares some of the teaching techniques and philosophies that led him to win the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

A Statistician's Life, Additional Features, Featured »

[1 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | ]
Richard (Dick) De Veaux’s Amazing Balancing Acts

Besides being an ASA Board member, Dick De Veaux is a teacher, singer, and dancer.

President's Corner »

[1 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

ASA President Bob Rodriguez describes reading for the AP Statistics exam, introduces you to a few extraordinary educators, and explains how you can contribute in the classroom.

Member News, Obituaries, People News »

[1 Dec 2011 | Comments Off on Martha Aliaga: An Ideal Teacher | ]

ASA Director of Education Martha Aliaga, who passed away October 15, 2011, was a world-renowned educator and statistician, who affected many both personally and professionally by seizing every opportunity to both teach and encourage others to teach. Read more about her life and accomplishments here.