This is the program for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Activity Number: 55
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Sunday, August 1, 2010 : 4:00 PM to 5:50 PM
Sponsor: Committee on Career Development
Abstract - #306294
Title: Undergraduate Education in Statistical Science: Which Student's Transcript Wins?
Author(s): John E. Boyer*+ and Ron Fecso*+ and Janet M. Myhre*+ and Todd G. Nick*+ and Jean M. Riley*+ and Edward D. Rothman*+
Companies: Kansas State University and U.S. Government Accountability Office and Claremont McKenna College and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Lockheed Martin and University of Michigan
Address: Department of Statistics, Manhattan, KS, 66506, room 6B08 (MS 6K17), Washington, DC, 20548, 4239 Via Padova, Claremont, CA, , Pediatrics Biostatistics Program, Little Rock, AR, 72202, 2432 Upland Ct., Livermore, CA, 94550, Dept of Statistics, Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, Ann Arbor, MI, ,
Keywords: undergraduate curriculum

How can undergraduate programs and related experiences better address our growing needs for qualified statisticians? A diverse panel will judge five mock college transcripts of new graduates planning to become statisticians. They majored in: (1) traditional mathematics, including one course in mathematical statistics; (2) applied mathematics, with three courses in statistics; (3) industrial statistics; (4) statistical science, including core courses in mathematics and computing; and (5) a subject-matter field (e.g. psychology, economics, biology, engineering), including one statistics course, plus the student took three "advanced" statistics courses as electives. The panelists will discuss and rate each type of training. The scores will then be tallied and displayed, followed by ample time for lively repartee by the session's discussant, the panel members, and the audience.

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