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“When you work for the government, you’re not just working for a job, you are working for a mission.” Eileen O’Brien (NASS) We had an outstanding lineup of speakers during this Government Career Fair which took place on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, from 12-1:30 pm ET. Statisticians in... more
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The NISS Graduate Student Network and the NISS Academic Affiliates co-hosted a special 2-hour event that focused on internship opportunities for graduate students.  Panelists were brought together from a variety of companies that have a history of implementing statistics and/or data science... more
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Ingram Olkin Forums (IOFs) were  established in 2018 to honor the memory of Ingram Olkin (July 23, 1924 – April 28, 2016), recognizing that Ingram had a passion for both the field of statistics and its impact and believing Statistics are beautiful – both theory and applications; Statistics... more
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NISS continues to reach out to its Affiliates and other contacts to provide insightful and valued sessions aimed at supporting individuals ready to take big steps along their career paths. Some of these career development sessions have focused on academic positions, others on positions in... more
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Haley Jeppson is a new NISS Research Associate.  Haley just started work on data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).  She is working on a project with her advisor at Iowa State, Dr. Heike Hofmann, on the graphical representation of education statistics for national... more
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Securing grants has become an integral part of research and in some cases career advancement.  So, how does one prepare a successful grant proposal? This was the topic of an online webinar organized and presented by the NISS Academic Affiliates Committee bringing together four accomplished... more
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Beginning in 2017, the NISS/Merck meet-ups have focused on a wide variety of important topics of interest to the statistics community in the pharmaceutical industry.  The main person behind the organization and implementation of these events has been Dan Holder (Merck).  While this... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) sponsored yet another virtual career fair, the tenth in a series of webinars that aim to assist graduate students or individuals interested in a career change to get an inside look into the role of statisticians in a variety of application areas... more
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After a hiatus in 2020 due to COVID, The International Total Survey Error Workshop this year featured a series of virtual seminars on three successive Friday mornings.  The theme of the workshop sessions was Total Survey Error in the Age of COVID-19.  The goal of every ITSEW event is... more
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Each year, the statistical profession recognizes outstanding members at the Joint Statistical Meetings in an awards ceremony organized by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS). Nominations are an important part of the process, and everyone can contribute—from the newest to... more

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