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Demystifying the Election Prediction 2016 Contest

ASA is sponsoring the Prediction 2016 contest, giving students a chance to take part in this year’s election season by using statistics to predict the next president of the United States. Think you’re up for...

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Up at Bat: Tom Tippett, Senior Analyst for the Boston Red Sox

Careers in sports analytics are evolving faster than athletes can run bases or make tackles. We recently sat down with Tom Tippett, senior analyst for the Boston Red Sox, and he shared how he helps the...

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Want Today’s Hottest Career? Start with a Statistics Course

Statistics is one of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. and a top job for Millennials.  Students are catching on to its appeal – more are graduating with degrees in statistics, and taking AP statistics in high school....

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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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