Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month: Meet a Statistician Series
April 1, 2020
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 their statistics skills have empowered them to make a difference and pursue their passions, get their digital classroom tips, and ask them anything.
The series starts Thursday, April 2, at 2pm ET:
Dr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz has taught undergraduate and graduate statistics courses for over 15 years at 4-year public and private universities as well as community college including The Ohio State University, The University of Texas at Austin, Concordia University Texas and Austin Community College. Trained as a quantitative sociologist, Dr. Echevarria-Cruz’s career has spanned both public and private industries as a statistician and researcher including The Community College Survey of Student Engagement at UT Austin and NuStats in Austin, Texas. He is a member and officer of the Austin chapter of the American Statistical Association and participant in the NSF-funded Two-Year College Data Science Summit, an attempt to create and grow robust data science experiences at two-year community college institutions. He loves to combine his statistics expertise with his favorite past-time: sports.
Update: View the recorded session here.
Future weekly featured statisticians will be announced here on the blog throughout the month.
Statistics is one of the fastest-growing fields in the United States, with a projected growth rate of 31 percent between 2018 and 2028, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. A career in statistics lets you apply your skills to almost any field and make a difference in the world.
In U.S. News & World Report’s annual jobs ranking list, statistician ranked as the #1 Best Business Job, and #6 among the top 100 Best Jobs across all categories! It also ranked #6 among the Best STEM Jobs.
Here are a few resources for teachers and students to kick off MASAM:
- Learn more about Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month
- Get lesson plans from the National Education Association
- Join ASA’s MASAM Virtual Science Fair
- Get tips to use statistics in your science fair project
What are you doing to celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month? Tell us on Twitter by tagging us @ThisIsStats and using #MathStatMonth.
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