Symposium of the U.S. Statistical Agencies—Statistics2013

International Year of Statistics - 2013 Several U.S. agencies organized a symposium to celebrate the International Year of Statistics 2013. The symposium took place on November 13 and 14, 2013 at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The goals of the symposium were twofold:

  • To increase public understanding of the power and impact of statistics
  • To nurture statistics as a profession, especially among college students

The symposium speakers presented an overview of statistical methodologies and how they can be applied to diverse applications in econometrics, demography, medicine, agriculture, energy, transportation, and more. Over 300 people from a diverse background of users and consumers of government statistics, data, and analyses attended the event.

Information on the sessions and links to the slides (where available) are given below. You can download the Symposium Program Book here.

Click here to listen to Erica Groshen's interview on Federal News Radio (December 12, 2013), where she talks about the Symposium of the U.S. Statistical Agencies.

Schedule

Opening Remarks, Erica Groshen Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

November 13—Statistics for Economists

  • Steve Landefeld, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) PDF
  • John Gawalt, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) PDF
  • William Bostic, Census Bureau PDF
  • Edward Wegman, George Mason University (GMU) PDF
  • Steve Paben, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) PDF
  • Mike Horrigan, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) PDF

November 13—Statistics in Health

  • Christopher Moriarty, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) PDF
  • Barry Graubard, National Cancer Institute (NCI) PDF
  • Jennifer Cheeseman Day, Census Bureau PDF
  • Nathaniel Schenker, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) PDF
  • Yulei He, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) PDF
  • Gregory Campbell, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) PDF

November 13—Career Choices in Statistics

  • Susan Boehmer, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) PDF
  • Tommy Wright, Census Bureau
  • Mark Apodaca National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
  • Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) PDF
  • Thomas Gwise, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) PDF
  • Charles Day, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) PDF
  • Daniela Golinelli, Department of Justice PDF
  • Helen McCulley, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) PDF

November 14—Statistics for Journalists

  • Steve Crutchfield, Economic Research Service (ERS) PDF
  • William J. Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) PDF
  • Susan Aud, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) PDF
  • Jeff Lancashire, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) PDF
  • Jeri Mulrow, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) PDF

November 14—Statistics in the New Media Era

  • Lisa Wolfisch, Census Bureau
  • Mark Elbert, Energy Information Administration (EIA) PDF
  • Alec Minor, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) PDF
  • Timothy Kearley, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) PDF
  • Jay McDaniel and Jay Meissenheimer, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) PDF

 

Last Modified Date: January 24, 2014