Welcome to the January edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Special K-12 Teacher & School Membership Combination
Did you know that ASA currently has 149 K-12 School Members? To encourage more K-12 teachers and K-12 schools to join we are offering a special trial membership that includes both an individual membership and a K-12 school membership for only $95 (a savings of $40). If you know of a K-12 school or teacher who would benefit from ASA membership encourage them to join.
In Amstat News
Recruiting and Retaining Graduate Students (adapted from a panel presentation by George W. Cobb, Mary W. Gray, Louise Ryan, and Edward D. Rothman at the 2004 JSM).
Concern has been expressed about the declines in the number of United States citizens seeking doctorates in statistics and biostatistics that have been reported by a number of major institutions. Without suggesting that the number of international students should be reduced, it is clear that more could be done to recruit and retain U.S. students, particularly those from underrepresented groups. Read more online.
JSM 2005 Abstract Submission Deadline: February 1, 2005
The online submission process for contributed abstracts will close on February 1, 2005. Submit your abstract. Registration and payment are required at the time of abstract submission for all presenting authors. The JSM 2005 web site is also now available.
Don Owen Award Deadline: February 15, 2005
The San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association presents the Don Owen Award to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Professor Donald B. Owen, who before his death in 1991 was Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
ASA/NSF-SRS Research Fellowship Program Deadline: March 4 ,2005
The American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) are pleased to announce the 2005 ASA/NSF-SRS Research Fellowship Program. The Program seeks highly qualified, motivated, creative individuals to conduct interdisciplinary research using SRS data on-site at the National Science Foundation, in Arlington, Virginia. The fellowship provides full-time support for up to 3 months and support for 10% of the Fellow's time for up to 9 additional months. View the brochure online.
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship New Deadline: April 1, 2005
The American Statistical Association and the University of Maryland Statistics Consortium will cosponsor the Spring Statistical Symposium in College Park, Maryland, March 22-25, 2005. The symposium is a week-long series of short course offerings for professional statisticians and students of statistics. Among the courses to be offered are Practical Data Mining, Longitudinal and Incomplete Data, and Latent Class Analysis. See the full course schedule.
The First United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) May 19-21, 2005
The First United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) will be held at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by CAUSE, the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education. CAUSE is seeking proposals for the Spotlight Sessions (contributed posters, booths, activities, and demonstrations) on teaching and learning statistics. For more information, contact Deb Rumsey, Program Chair.
International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES) III
This conference will document the current state of the art over the first 2/3 of the first decade of the new millennium. There will be a competition to solicite proposals for invited paper sessions. In addition, the conference will include contributed papers, poster sessions, short courses, and software demonstrations. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, Quebec, Canada from June 18 to 21, 2007. On June 18 short courses and keynote speaker would be scheduled. For more information please send an email message to email@example.com.
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