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NISS' participation in one of the largest Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) held in Baltimore, Maryland, from July 30th to August 3rd, 2017, was a success and well-attended.  NISS kicked off the event on Sunday by hosting a Luncheon Workshop for Affiliates attended by more than 40 members... more
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The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) co-sponsored the 2017 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS), held between May 18th and 20th at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel State College, Pennsylvania. The USCOTS is the largest biennial conference that is... more
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NISS co-sponsors the STATMOS (Statistical Methods for Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences) workshop on climate extremes held in State College, Pa., on October 23-25, 2016. The objective of the workshop is twofold, the first part is to introduce graduate students as well as prospective students looking... more
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NISS co-sponsored the University of North Carolina's (UNC) 2017 Atlantic Causal Inference Conference (ACIC) held on the UNC campus, on May 23-25, 2017. The ACIC brings together statisticians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, economists, social science and policy researchers to discuss... more
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NISS is introducing a two-day "R and Spark: Tools for Data Science Workflows" course to enable statisticians to work with Big Data. The course will be offered on September 14-15, 2017 at the American Statistical Association offices in Alexandria, Va., and on September 30 - October 1, 2017, at the... more
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NISS affiliates and Board members represented NISS at the Conference on Statistical Practice (CSP) held in Jacksonville, Florida from February 23-25, 2017. Reaching out to statisticians in business and government, the conference aimed to provide participants with opportunities to learn new... more
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Effective mentor-to-mentee relationships was the theme for the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) panel discussion at the 2016 Women in Statistics and Data Science (WSDS) conference hosted by the American Statistical Association (ASA). Three current and past NISS postdoctoral fellows... more
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Affiliates Luncheon – Sunday, 30 July, 11a.m. - 2 p.m. NISS Reception – Monday, 31 July, 6-8 p.m. NISS EXPO Booth – Go to #104 to see what is new NISS Spreads Its Wings, the theme for NISS activities in 2017-2018 will be launched at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) Conference, in Baltimore... more
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This is the report of the Technical Expert Panel (TEP) convened by the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) on behalf of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to evaluate the quality and utility of the Teacher Compensation Survey (TCS). This report from this... more
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The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) charged NISS with convening a panel of technical experts to review NCES progress and to consider the challenges and priorities for the future. This report from this distinguished panel is available here.    

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