Mathematics & Statistics Awareness Month: Meet a Statistician Series Roundup

Statistics is one of the fastest-growing career fields, and opens doors to a wide range of opportunities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, statistics has projected growth rate of 31 percent between 2018 and 2028.

Last month, This is Statistics celebrated Mathematics and Awareness Month (MASAM) by highlighting work of expert statisticians in a variety of fields.

Every Thursday in April, we hosted live Q&A sessions with statisticians and data scientists from across the country for students to learn how a career in statistics can allow them to work in multiple sectors including education, marketing, sports, and healthcare, create solutions to real-world problems, and help fulfill their personal goals.

Check out more information on our featured statisticians and their Q&A sessions below.

samuel echevarria-cruzDr. Samuel Echevarria-Cruz, Quantitative sociologist

Dr. Echevarria-Cruz talked about his experience as a statistician and researcher in both the public and private industries.

Watch his Facebook Live session here.

 

 

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Robert Santos, Vice president and chief methodologist, Urban Institute

During his Q&A, Santos discussed his approach to solving real-world issues through statistical principles and his views on the future of the statistics field.

Read his Twitter live chat here.

 

Chris Franklin 2020Chris Franklin, K-12 statistics ambassador, ASA

Franklin shared her views on the versatility of the statistics field, its impact on our everyday life, and digital classroom tips for students and teachers.

Watch her Facebook Live session here.

 

Bowen, Claire - Headshot2Claire McKay Bowen, Lead data scientist for privacy and security, Urban Institute

Bowen discussed her experience in the data privacy field, the importance of women representation in statistics and other STEM fields, and how she uses statistics to fulfill her personal passions including fitness.

Watch her Facebook Live session here.

glen wright colopyGlen Wright Colopy, Data scientist, Cenduit

Colopy shared his thoughts on being a statistician in the health care technology field, machine learning, and the endless opportunities with a data science career.

Watch his Facebook Live session here.

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