Medical Doctor Says Statistics Education “Instrumental” to Her Success

College students “should run—not walk—to sign up for a statistics course as soon as possible,” writes Jessica Johnson, chief resident of physical medicine at Walter Reed National Medical Center, in a USA Today article. Johnson...

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Statisticians Find “Marquee” Bias Can Influence Selection Sunday

Does each “bubble” team have an equal probability of being selected for “March Madness”? A statistical analysis conducted by four Virginia Tech University statisticians confirms the existence of an unacknowledged factor that can influence the...

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Fortune Magazine: Bachelor’s Degrees in Statistics Soaring

More people are recognizing the growing interest in statistics education and careers, including Fortune magazine, which recently ran an article titled “Move over, computer science. Bachelor’s degrees in statistics have soared 95% since 2010.” The article...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Reports on Growth in Undergraduate Statistics Degrees

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette today reported on data released by the American Statistical Association showing that statistics is the fastest-growing STEM degree. “[The American Statistical Association’s] analysis of federal education data says statistics since 2010 has been...

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Women a Growing Force in Statistics and Data Science, Reports Washington Post

Unlike many science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the field of statistical science attracts a relatively large share of women, even in leadership positions, Washington Post’s Brigid Schulte recently reported in “Women Flocking to Statistics.”...

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