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Dear ASA Member,
I write with an important request regarding “StatsNSF,” the committee charged by the National Science Foundation (NSF) with examining the current structure of support for the statistical sciences in the agency. As explained on this ASA webpage, StatsNSF has been asked, in part, to provide recommendations for ways to better structure and support statistical sciences across the NSF and to enhance the role of statistics in data-intensive NSF initiatives. The ASA has already requested member comments for this charge in a broad sense.
I write now to request your responses to the following questions:
These questions are based on sample questions sent to the ASA, SIAM, IMS and others by StatsNSF Co-Chairs Iain Johnstone and Fred Roberts. Question 6 was added by the ASA.
Please send your comments to me by February 1 at email@example.com. You also can send your input directly to firstname.lastname@example.org, but StatsNSF prefers that societies gather the comments from their members.
This is a critical opportunity for ASA members to contribute to the ongoing discussion surrounding the support provided to the statistical sciences by the NSF. I look forward to receiving your input on this important topic. Thank you.
2013 ASA President