ASA and International Outreach Efforts in 2013
ASA is one of the founding societies of the International Year of Statistics, a worldwide celebration and recognition of the contributions of statistical science. Through the combined energies of organizations worldwide, Statistics2013 will promote the importance of Statistics to the broader scientific community, business and government data users, the media, policy makers, employers, students, and the general public.
The goals of Statistics2013 include increasing public awareness of the power and impact of Statistics on all aspects of society, nurturing Statistics as a profession, especially among young people, promoting creativity and development in the sciences of Probability and Statistics.
ASA is a participating partner in Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013, a year-long program to publicize and promote the role of mathematics in developing a better understanding of dynamic processes affecting Planet Earth, ranging from geophysical systems governing climate to economic and financial activity.
The MPE 2013 effort will provide a platform to showcase the essential relevance of mathematics to planetary problems, encourage research to identify and address fundamental questions, coalesce activities currently dispersed among institutions, and create a context for mathematical and interdisciplinary developments that will be necessary to address myriad issues and meet global challenges in the future.
Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (www.mpe2013.org) invites you to enter a competition to design virtual or physical museum-quality exhibits (modules) www.mpe2013.org/competition. The competition will provide Open Source material on the web that can be used by museums and schools around the world. The submitted modules will form the basis of a permanent virtual exhibition. The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2012. The first, second and third winning modules will receive respective prizes of US$ 5000, US$ 3000 and US$ 2000.