Florence Nightingale Day

The Florence Nightingale Day for Statistics and Data Science Committee is pleased to present the 4th annual event online on October 23, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, in partnership with the Caucus for Women in Statistics, the American Statistical Association, and the Canadian Statistical Sciences Institute. All middle and high school students (pre-college or university) worldwide who are at least 13 years old are welcome.  

Florence Nightingale, the day’s namesake, was not only the founder of modern nursing, but also a pioneer in data visualization. She effectively used data in an organized way to fight for better care for wounded soldiers and public health improvements. Her pioneering work lives on – her creation, the pie chat, is commonly used in modern-day data visualization, including in the current pandemic. 

The Nightingale Day event is to celebrate the contributions to statistical sciences made by Nightingale and other women across the globe, and to promote the science of data. Women and those from disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to participate. Students can discover career opportunities in statistics and data science, take part in fun data-related activities, and meet academic and industry mentors. 

Additional information and registration are available here

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