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Math of Planet Earth 2013


This page is under construction. Throughout 2012, we will add articles, essays, etc., that describe the many contributions statistics has made and continues to make to the betterment of society.

The "Statistical Significance" (StatSig) series highlights the important contributions that statisticians make to society, from healthcare and economy to national security and the environment.

The Getstats Campaign promotes the value of statistics is our daily lives

Codes of Ethics for Statistics and Statisticians

More ethics resources at

Statisticians work with neuroscientists to reconstruct visual experiences from brain activity

Statisticians collaborate with marine biologists to help set appropriate fishing quotas

The Death of Old Statistics

Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Interesting information and a video about careers for statisticians in the biopharmaceutical industry.

Stories about some leading survey statisticians.

Lots of great information about careers in statistics can be found here.

Read about some of the the rich contributions of statisticians to society here.

ASA Resources for Educators Flyer

ASA Resources for K-12 Flyer

Statistics saves lives! Read about how the Kaplan-Meier estimator revolutionized drug trials and improved health care.

Statistics 2013: Statistics helps to systematically synthesize evidence

The US National Center for Health Statistics invites you to download a copy of this wonderful poster from their website (scroll to the bottom of the page).