A post from one of your fellow Statistics students…
I wanted to bring you attention to fivethirtyeight.com as you may have seen during the election. Nate Silver used some awesome yet simple models to predict the election. This LA times article has some awesome stuff about math/statistics and the future use of it! http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-fi-election-math-20121108,0,2926239.story
Here is the link to his book: http://www.amazon.com/The-Signal-Noise-Predictions-Fail-but/dp/159420411X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352401490&sr=8-1&keywords=nate+silver
I thought it was very relevant and interesting as this just shows the power of numbers. I think some of our grad students (even undergrad) would be interested in it so feel free to pass this on. I followed that website for the last 6 months, and it was really cool to see how his numbers and projections changed. He sure did stand his ground with his methods.