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On Thursday, Jan 27, the NISS Graduate Student Network hosted a very informative panel discussion where to hear and learn about postdoctoral positions in statistics. This panel of current and former postdoctoral fellows shared many reasons you might consider a postdoctoral position after graduation... more
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Another exciting NISS Virtual Career Fair took place with presentations that shared helpful information and insight about the National Labs. This career fair took place Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 12-1:30 pm ET with much excitement from our audience. We certainly learned a lot from this... more
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With much sadness, NISS notes the passing of a good friend and colleague, Leland (Lee) Wilkinson (November 5, 1944 – December 10, 2021).  Lee was a current Member of the NISS Board of Trustees since 2016 and a long-term friend and supporter of NISS.  He has taken part in many NISS hosted... more
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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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