Category: Education

Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month: Meet a Statistician Series

It’s Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MASAM), and This is Statistics is celebrating all month long with a Facebook Live series spotlighting real statisticians in a wide range of fields—the perfect addition to your digital classroom! Join us every Thursday through April at 2pm ET for a live session with a real statistician! Learn how...

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Real-Life Inspiration for Your Statistics Course: Resource Round-Up

Back-to-school season is upon us, and we hope you’re getting ready for what’s sure to be your most useful and fun class to take (or teach!) this semester: statistics. Statistics has countless real-world applications that can be useful for your daily life, so you’re making a smart decision that will impact your career, studies and...

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Statistics Books to Read This Summer

The sunshine is calling and so is summer reading! You’ve worked hard this school year and deserve a well-earned break. This is Statistics is here to keep your statistics skills sharp, and who knows, maybe you could learn something new! Here’s our round-up of books to put in your beach bag, take on vacation or read...

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Congratulations, 2019 Graduates!

Congratulations to all the 2019 high school and college graduates this season! The career opportunities for statisticians are steadily growing, projected to increase 34 percent over the next seven years. Even better, the field is frequently recognized as one othe very best careers for opportunity, salary and overall satisfaction. In 2019, those nods have included...

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Good Luck, AP Statistics Students!

April showers bring May flowers—and if you are a high school student, Advanced Placement (AP) exams. This Week, AP Statistics students around the country will take their exam, setting them on a course for one of the fastest growing undergraduate degrees and in-demand skills for today’s job market. If you’re cramming right now, you’re in...

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Congratulations, #StatsGrad! Celebrate with Us & Enter to Win

Are you completing a degree in statistics this graduation season? Congratulations! Your statistics degree is something to celebrate! Post a picture of your 2018 statistics graduation on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #StatsGrad. #StatsGrad submissions will be shared on the This is Statistics blog, and one lucky winner will win a $50 Amex...

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What’s Going On In This Graph

This is Statistics is excited to share the latest “What’s Going On In This Graph?” feature from the New York Times Learning Network. Each month of the academic year, the Learning Network shares an infographic, stripped of its contextual information, from a recent New York Times article. It’s up to you to use your math, statistics and critical...

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Join This is Statistics for One of the Largest Statistical Events in the World

  This Saturday through next Thursday, more than 6,000 professionals from 52 countries will meet in Baltimore, MD, to discuss our favorite subject: statistics. The 2017 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), the annual gathering of the global statistical community, offers a unique opportunity for statisticians in academia, industry, and government to exchange ideas and explore opportunities...

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New Hybrid Economy Demands Highly Trained Data Scientists

Anytime there is recognition of the importance of data science and analytics in today’s workforce, we stand up and cheer. From the often-cited McKinsey Report on Big Data, to the U.S. News & World Report’s declaration that 2017 is the Year of the Statistician, evidence supporting the need for statisticians and the many benefits of...

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New National Survey By SHRM Shows Employers Struggling to Meet Growing Demand for Data Analysts

More and more public and private sector employers are adding statisticians and data analysts to their ranks but are having a difficult time finding qualified candidates, according to a new national survey released today by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA). The Jobs of the Future:...

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