Significance magazine has opened its 10-year archives for access by the public. The magazine's volumes 1 through 10 are available to read, free of charge. Further, all magazine content will be made freely available one year after its initial publication. Editor Brian Tarran believes open access will demonstrate the importance of statistics and the contributions it makes in all areas of life. Royal Statistical Society and ASA members and subscribers will continue to enjoy exclusive access to the latest magazine content. Read more.
Statistics Sets Pace in Undergraduate STEM Degrees
Statistics is the fastest-growing science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) undergraduate degree in the United States over the last four years. The ASA analyzed data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on 160 STEM bachelor's degree categories granted by U.S. public and nonprofit colleges and universities. The ASA analysis showed undergraduate statistics degrees nearly doubled (95% growth rate) during the period spanning 2010 to 2013. The significant growth of statistics outpaced that of all computer-related disciplines, environment, and psychology. Read more.
JSM 2015 Invited Sessions Online
The schedule of 168 invited sessions—annually among the most well-attended sessions—for the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM 2015) is now online. The invited session selection process is competitive, with these 168 sessions beating out 183 other proposals submitted by members of the conference's participating organizations. Invited sessions encompass invited papers, panels, and posters that feature presentations of cutting-edge work in statistical science spanning Big Data, genomics, clinical trials and many other significant areas. JSM 2015 is scheduled for August 8–13 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington. Read more.