Celebrating National STEM Day
November 8, 2017
In honor of the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) community, today we are celebrating National STEM Day. These disciplines play a vital role in the advancement of scientific innovation and economic growth.
One of the most rapidly growing STEM majors in the U.S. is statistics, and demand for employees with statistical skills is soaring. To keep up, universities across the nation are expanding their statistics departments or creating new programs in data science. In fact, according to Glassdoor, data science is the top job in America right now.
It’s becoming more necessary for non-statisticians to have basic statistical literacy, and the ability to understand how to makes sense of data can be applied to nearly any field. For example, reporters use data analysis for their research and investigative journalism, and coaches use sports analytics to make game-changing decisions about player utilization and team performance.
Signing up for one statistics course in high school or college is all it takes to get involved. Interested in learning more about statistics? Take our quiz and discover what kind of statistician you could be!
Meet Sharon Hessney, the Educator Behind the New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going On In This Graph?”
Sharon Hessney is an award-winning mathematics teacher in Boston and graph curator for the New York Times Learning Network’s “What’s Going In This Graph?” feature. She gave This is Statistics an in-depth look into her work and advice for students looking to start careers in the statistics field. Who inspired you to work in statistics education? The Advanced Placement Statistics community of experienced statistics teachers. AP Statistics emphasizes…
Thanks to all the students, parents and teachers who celebrated 2020 graduates with us by entering the June #StatsGrad contest! We’ve enjoyed looking through the your messages and videos submitted during our 2020 #StatsGrad contest. We’re excited to announce Erin Bugbee as this year’s winner! Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree with honors in statistics and Bachelor of Arts degree in behavioral decision sciences from Brown University. She is excited to continue her studies at Carnegie Mellon University as a behavioral decision…