Statisticians work with people from other professional backgrounds to solve practical problems, using modern computing to organize and analyze data. Statistics involves modeling and communication as well and is especially well-suited to problem-solvers who have a interdisciplinary frame of mind. With society's increased dependence on data, there is a growing need for the services of statisticians. Fields where they are making important contributions include biology, sports, engineering, psychology, public health, economics, insurance, genetics, finance, agriculture, census, sociology, astronomy, telecommunications, epidemiology, and ecology. Statisticians are employed throughout academia, industry, and the government. For more information about Statistics at SRU contact Dr. Robert Buck at firstname.lastname@example.org.