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Column Contributors
Funding Opportunities
ASA Surveys and Surprising Graphs p. 27
Keith Crank, assistant director for research and gradu-
DEPARTMENTS
ate education at the ASA, writes about activities in
the Washington, DC, area that are of interest to ASA
23 Statistician’s View
members. These brief articles include information On Planning for the 2020 Census
about new research solicitations and the federal bud-
get for statistics. Comments or suggestions for future
33 Meetings
articles may be sent to keith@amstat.org.
DC Not as Stuffy as Some Think
Crank
CDC Symposium to Focus on Combining Data

Crank has a BS in mathematics education and an MS in mathematics from
Michigan State University and a PhD in statistics from Purdue University.
37 Education
Prior to joining the ASA, he was a program officer at the National Science CAUSE Partners with AMATYC
Foundation, primarily in the probability program.
Science Policy News
The Science of Science Policy: Opportunities and
DC Not as Stuffy as
Responsibilities for Statisticians p. 29
Some Think
p. 33
Stephen W. Pierson, the ASA’s director of science
policy, reports on what the ASA is doing to promote
the inclusion of statistics in policymaking and the
funding of statistics research. To suggest science
policy topics for the ASA to address, contact Pierson
at pierson@amstat.org.
Lane
Contributing Editor:
This month’s Science Policy column is written by Julia Lane, program director of
the Science of Science and Innovation Policy program at the National Science
Foundation, a program to address the gaps in science policy. Lane’s previous
jobs include serving as senior vice president and director of the Economics CAUSE Partners
Department at NORC, director of the Employment Dynamics Program at the
with AMATYC
Urban Institute, senior research fellow at the U.S. Census Bureau, and professor
p. 37
at American University.
Master’s Notebook
MEMBER NEWS
Do Statisticians Need a Bailout? p. 31
39 People News
This column is written for statistician with master’s
43 Award Deadlines and Information
degrees and highlights areas of employment that 47 Section News
will benefit statisticians at the master’s level. This
53 Chapter News
month’s notebook was written by the ASA’s Director
for Research and Graduate Education, Keith Crank.
57 Calendar of Events
Comments and suggestions should be sent to him
64 Professional Opportunities
at keith@amstat.org.
Lakshminarayanan
cover design by Lidia Vigyázó
Contributing Editor:
Mani Lakshminarayanan is director of biostatistics at Centocor, a subsidiary of
Johnson & Johnson in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He earned his PhD in statistics
from Southern Methodist University in 1984.
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