Recognizing the excellent work of our colleagues is one of the fundamental roles of a professional society. It is also one of the most undervalued.
As 2012 ASA President Bob Rodriguez pointed out in Amstat News, ASA awards recognize
The ASA seeks to broaden its portfolio of awards, for several reasons:
What areas of research, practice, or service are we not adequately recognizing? The ASA leadership and staff are pondering this question, and your insights would be greatly appreciated.
In this 175th year, there are many ways you can help:
Is the statistics profession worth celebrating? Are the accomplishments of statistical professionals on par with those of other professions? Of course, of course! ASA awards are a great way to both “celebrate our past” and “energize our future.”
(Stay tuned for a future blog with information on a new prize in the statistical world.)
In 2014, the American Statistical Association is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Over the course of this year, this blog will highlight aspects of that celebration, and look broadly at the ASA and its activities. Please contact ASA Executive Director Ron Wasserstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to post an entry to this blog.