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Besides their role in determining federal budgets, Appropriations Committees also provide guidance through report language that might include spending instructions, directives, expectations, and spending restrictions . In their FY23 committee reports, appropriators included language addressing operations challenges of federal statistical agencies in addition to their data collection priorities. While not unprecedented, I highlight language related to operations for two agencies to raise awareness of the underlying issues and Congress’ attention to them. The Senate explanatory statement for the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) Appropriations ...
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The "Chips + Science Act" passed both the House and Senate with bipartisan support in late July. President Biden is scheduled to sign it August 9. While the support for the US semiconductor industry has attracted most of the headlines, there are also components having to do with research funding agencies, STEM education, and the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics that may be of interest to ASA members. ASA Science Policy Fellow Ed Wu and I briefly overview these three components here, in some cases drawing on summaries by others. Research Funding Agencies For NASA, the National Science Foundation, the DOE Office of Science, and the National ...
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The 2022 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) include 17 statistics and biostatistics students. Congratulations to these 2021 recipients! Name Baccalaureate Institution Field of Study Current Institution Bakis, Athanasios University of California-Irvine Computational Statistics University of California-Irvine Balkus, Salvador Victor University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Computational Statistics University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth Bekerman, William Cornell University Biostatistics Cornell University Chen, Tony Antong Princeton University Biostatistics Harvard University Compton, ...
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The Biden Administration is expected to release its FY23 budget request by March 31 2022. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY21 appropriations developments for NIH, NSF, and AHRQ and so will be updated accordingly. (See log updates below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. See also AAAS initial summary. ​Because this blog entry covers everything from the budget request to the final determination of the budget, it can become quite long. To help with that, I'll try to partition the blog entry: NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Table Update ...
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The Biden Administration is expected to release its FY23 budget request by March 31, 2022. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY212 appropriations developments for the federal statistical agencies and so will be updated accordingly. (See update log below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. See also, Administration Releases FY23 Budget Request as Congress Finalizes FY22 Budget, FY23 NIH, NSF, and AHRQ Budget Developments and federal statistical agency budgets back to fiscal year 2003 (FY03) . . FY23 ...
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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released in January, 2022 the report, “ Protecting the Integrity of Government Science ,” which the White House characterized as a response to the President’s January 2021 Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking . The report covers broadly science across the federal government, including content specific to government statistics: “Federal statistical agencies, such as the Census Bureau, must protect against interference in their efforts to create and release data that provide a set of common facts to inform policymakers, researchers, ...
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After consulting with several education research experts in its membership, the ASA provided the National Academies panel considering the future of education research at the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education several recommendations from a statistical perspective. The text of the letter is below; a link to the pdf will be provided when the ASA website is updated. October 5, 2021 Adam Gamoran Chair, Committee on The Future of Education Research at the Institute of Education Sciences in the US Department of Education National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine [Transmitted electronically] Dear Dr. Gamoran, ...
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The Biden Administration is expected to release its FY22 budget request on May 27, 2021. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY21 appropriations developments for NIH, NSF, and AHRQ and so will be updated accordingly. (See log updates below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. See also AAAS initial summary . ​Because this blog entry covers everything from the budget request to the final determination of the budget, it can become quite long. To help with that, I'll try to partition the blog entry: NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Table ...
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The Biden Administration is expected to release its FY22 budget request on May 27, 2021. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY212 appropriations developments for the federal statistical agencies and so will be updated accordingly. (See update log below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. See also, Administration Releases FY23 Budget Request as Congress Finalizes FY22 Budget , FY22 NIH, NSF, and AHRQ Budget Developments and federal statistical agency budgets back to fiscal year 2003 (FY03) . . FY22 ...
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The 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) include 17 statistics and biostatistics students. Congratulations to these 2021 recipients! Name Baccalaureate Institution Field of Study Current Institution Adrian, Melissa University of Iowa Statistics University of Chicago Ashby, Ethan Cade Pomona College Biostatistics Pomona College Birnbaum, Adam Yale University Statistics University of California-Irvine Couch, Simon Patrick Reed College Computational Statistics Reed College Galanter, Nina Elizabeth Grinnell College Biostatistics Heffernan, Claire M McGill University ...
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The 2020 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) include 20 statistics and biostatistics students. Congratulations to these 2020 recipients! Name Baccalaureate Institution Field of Study Current Institution Ashner, Marissa Illinois Institute of Technology Biostatistics University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Boyd, Alex James California Polytechnic State University Statistics University of California-Irvine Cai, Tianhui HARVARD COLLEGE, PRESIDENT & FELLOWS OF Statistics Che, Jonathan Amherst College Statistics Harvard University Considine, Ellen Morgan University of Colorado ...
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The Trump Administration is expected to release its FY21 budget request on February 10, 2020. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY21 appropriations developments for NIH, NSF, and AHRQ and so will be updated accordingly. (See log updates below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. See also AAAS initial summary . ​Because this blog entry covers everything from the budget request to the final determination of the budget, it can become quite long. To help with that, I'll try to partition the blog entry: NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences Table ...
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The Trump Administration is expected to release its FY21 budget request on February 10, 2020. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY21 appropriations developments for the federal statistical agencies and so will be updated accordingly. (See update log below.) To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. See also, FY21 NIH, NSF, and AHRQ Budget Developments ; federal statistical agency budgets back to fiscal year 2003 (FY03) , FY20 Budget Brings Increases for NIH, Select Statistical Agencies . . FY21 ...
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Since spring of 2017, Amstat News has been publishing Q&A's with representatives of new master's and doctoral degree programs in data science and analytics. More than 30 programs have been featured with more on the way. Given the interdisciplinary nature of these programs, we worked to identify programs involving faculty with expertise in different disciplines—including statistics, given its foundational role in data science —to jointly reply to our questions. The complete list follows. I will try to keep this list updated. If you would like your program featured, contact me. 1. April 2017 Q&A: Master's Programs in Data Science and ...
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The 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) include 19 statistics and biostatistics students. Congratulations to these 2019 recipients! Name Baccalaureate Institution Field of Study Current Institution Bernstein, Olivia Marie Biola University Statistics University of California-Irvine Brumberg, Katherine Yale University Biostatistics Yale University Diaz, Destiny SUNY at Buffalo Biostatistics SUNY at Buffalo Kahmann, Sydney Noelle University of California-Los Angeles Statistics University of California-Los Angeles Ki, Caleb Amherst College Statistics University of Michigan ...
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Executive Order action follows on heels of elimination of several science advisory committees Getty Images In June, President Trump issued an executive order to all departments and agencies to eliminate at least one third of their advisory committees by September 30. Because of the many federal advisory committees that advise on science or science-informed policy, the broader scientific community has been advocating against their elimination. The moves are also seen as undermining evidence-based policymaking and otherwise ...
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The Department of Education (DoEd) National Center for Education System (NCES) released its updated Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) in June. The changes included new CIP Codes for data science, data analytics, and applied statistics. The ASA uses the CIP codes for the ASA webpage tracking degree data for statistics and biostatistics , principally tracking the following categoriies over the last decade or so using the 2010 CIP codes: 26.1102 Biostatistics. 27.05 Statistics. 27.0501) Statistics, General. 27.0502) Mathematical Statistics and Probability. 27.0503) Mathematics and Statistics. 27.0599) Statistics, ...
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The Trump Administration is expected to release its FY20 budget request in March. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY20 appropriations developments for NIH, NSF, AHRQ, and FDA and so will be updated accordingly. (See log updates below.) Note that the FY19 budgets for many agencies are yet to be finalized. To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. ​Because this blog entry covers everything from the budget request to the final determination of the budget, it can become quite long. To help with that, I'll try to partition the blog entry: NSF Division ...
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The Trump Administration is expected to release its FY20 budget request in March. I will be filling in information as I become aware of it. This blog entry will track FY20 appropriations developments for the federal statistical agencies and so will be updated accordingly. (See update log below.) Note that the FY19 budgets for many agencies are yet to be finalized. To receive notifications of updates, follow ASA Science Policy on Twitter: @ASA_SciPol. See also, FY20 NIH, NSF, AHRQ, & FDA Budget Developments , FY19 Statistical Agency Budget Developments , FY19 NIH, NSF, AHRQ, & FDA Budget Developments and the FY 2019 R&D Appropriations ...
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NSF has announced 2000 recipients of the 2018 Graduate Research Fellowships (GRF) . 16 of these were awarded to statistics and biostatistics students. Congratulations to these 2018 recipients! Name Baccalaureate Institution Field of Study Current Institution Angiuli, Olivia Harvard College Statistics UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY Grabski, Isabella Natalie Princeton University Biostatistics Princeton University Hansen, Derek Lars University of Oklahoma Statistics Huang, Melody Yun University of California-Los Angeles Statistics Hudson, Aaron University ...
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