The ASA public relations campaign—designed to increase interest in the field of statistics and recruit the next generation of statisticians—has officially launched. The "This is Statistics" campaign will educate students, parents, teachers, and counselors about the abundant and well-paying career opportunities in statistics. The informational website features videos of "cool" statisticians doing interesting work, career and salary information, sectors that employ statisticians, and an interactive map of select organizations across the world at which statisticians work. Visit the site today!
Submit Your Paper to the 2014 JSM Proceedings
The 2014 JSM Proceedings will be published digitally. Authors will submit their papers electronically to a web collection site between 12 p.m. EDT August 21 and 11:59 p.m. EDT September 26. Submit early. The deadline is firm, and you can expect delays due to heavy volume around that time. Learn more about the submission process.
2015 Conference on Statistical Practice
CSP 2015 aims to bring together hundreds of statistical practitioners—including data analysts, researchers, and scientists—who engage in the application of statistics to solve real-world problems on a daily basis. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about the latest statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical design, analysis, programming, and consulting.E-poster abstract submission will close September 2. Learn more about CSP and E-Poster abstract submissions.
The Office of Management and Budget and the White House Office of Science and Technology released their joint budget priorities memo for FY16 on July 18. The joint memo is issued annually to guide federal agencies and departments in the preparation of their upcoming budget submissions. The document states, “Federal government funding for research and development (R&D) is essential to address societal needs in areas in which the private sector does not have sufficient economic incentive to make the required investments.”