Monday, July 01, 2013

2013 International Year of Statistics

“2013 is the International Year of Statistics, a worldwide event supported by more than 2,000 organizations!

“You may be asking yourself, “Why celebrate statistics?” The short answer is because statistics have powerful and far-reaching effects on everyone, yet most people are unaware of their connection—from the foods they eat to the medicines they take—and how statistics improve their lives.

“The campaign’s primary objectives are to do the following:
•    Increase public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of society
•    Nurture statistics as a profession, especially among young people
•    Promote creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics”   For more information go to the following site:

Statistician Job Outlook

“The demand for statisticians is high and continues to grow significantly. The major driver of this growth is that our global society is becoming increasingly data-rich and data-dependent.”…

“And, there appears to be no apparent end to this growing need for statisticians, making it a solid and rewarding—both personally and financially—career choice for today’s secondary school and university students.“   For more information go to the following:

Library Book display

The Al Harris Library is celebrating the 2013 International Year of Statistics with a book display showing examples from our collection representing academic disciplines that use statistics, instruction books on the subject,  and  books containing statistical information.  The display is on the first floor of the Al Harris Library.  These and other books in the collection are available to be checked out.

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