Westat sent out a video congratulations titled “Happy Birthday ASA. From Westat” to the American Statistical Association (ASA) on its 175th anniversary. Formed in November 1839, ASA is the world’s largest community of statisticians, with more than 18,000 members. These members serve in industry, government, and academia in more than 90 countries, advancing research and promoting sound statistical practice to inform public policy and improve human welfare.
The Westat video features statisticians from throughout our company, noting the importance of statistical analysis. Other organizations’ video congratulations are also available on ASA’s web site.
“The ASA disseminates and archives statistically based research conducted by our profession, provides professional development opportunities for its members, and offers sound statistical science to government and industry decisionmakers,” noted David Morganstein, Westat Vice President and Director of the Statistical Staff, and ASA 2014 president-elect. “We celebrate ASA’s noteworthy event, its 175th anniversary!”