3rd Annual Florence Nightingale Day will be held online

October 31, 2020
Florence Nightingale

The American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Caucus for Women in Statistics (CWS) are pleased to host the third annual Florence Nightingale Day. Florence Nightingale was a founder of modern nursing and a pioneer of statistical graphics, and is credited with developing a variant of the well-known pie chart to track disease mortality over time.  This annual event aims to provide a chance for middle- and high-school (8th to 12th grade) students to discover the opportunities for careers in statistics and data science, do activities with data, and develop connections.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this year the event will be held virtually on November 14, 2020 from noon-4pm.  We hope to inspire a diverse group to become future leaders in statistics and data science.  Throughout the day, students will meet successful women at various stages of their careers in statistics and data science, take on data challenges, and have fun.  

The event is free to public and registration is now open at the Florence Nightingale Day website.  We welcome students in grades 8-12 from all of the world to join us at this special event to promote the science of data!