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How Gertrude Cox Blazed a Trail for Women in Statistics

The field of statistics attracts a larger share of women than most STEM fields, and it’s partly because of the legacy of women like Gertrude Cox, one of the most important statisticians in history. Born...

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Jeremy Singer-Vine has the Buzz on using Data in Journalism

We recently spoke with Jeremy Singer-Vine, a data editor at Buzzfeed News investigative unit. He explains how data has become more important to journalism in recent years, and provides advice to aspiring journalists on how...

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Statisticians Don’t Need a Crystal Ball to Predict the Future

April marks Mathematics Awareness Month, created to increase public understanding of and appreciation for mathematics. This year’s theme is “The Future of Prediction” and this theme examines the role mathematics and statistics have in the...

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New Reports Name Statistics as an In-Demand Career

As spring rolls in, college graduates are focusing on the next steps for their education and careers. These graduates should take note that two more reports have identified statistics and data science as fast growing...

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Four Reasons to Become an Environmental Statistician Now

The environment is the perfect playground for statisticians. The natural world exists upon intricate systems with natural variations that are fraught with uncertainty and randomness. Complex questions arise within all Earth’s systems that need statisticians...

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