ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News February 2005
Welcome to the February edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
New ASA Member Benefit Announced
******FREE ONLINE CIS ACCESS AVAILABLE FOR ASA MEMBERS******
ASA announces a new member benefit for all individual members. Members can now enjoy free online access to the "Current Index to Statistics" (CIS). To activate your CIS access, log in to ASA Members Only and select the CIS Web Access tab at the top of the page for instructions.
Several institutions have begun a new tradition this year of sponsoring their statistics students for membership in the American Statistical Association. ASA membership helps students excel in their current studies, keep up-to-date, and build a foundation towards their future in the field of Statistics. The following universities have sponsored over 250 student members: North Carolina State University (174 students), Southern Methodist University (16 students), Virginia Polytechnic Institute (60 students), and Wright State University (5 students). All new student members can join at the rate of just $10 per year. More Information
In Amstat News
Will You Vote for ASA President Next Month?
The short answer is that far less than half of you are likely to vote for ASA President or Vice President this March. Why do I say this? Well, the percentage of the ASA membership that is voting was running around 20% in the late 1990s but has been trending down since then. Read more
Bayesian Short Course Registration Deadline February 28, 2005
A Bayesian Short Course is being sponsored by the ASA's Chicago Chapter on March 18, 2005 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza in Chicago, Illinois. The registration deadline is February 28, 2005.
ASA Fellows Nomination Deadline March 1, 2005
Each year, ASA members nominate their peers as Fellows of the ASA. From the ASA By-Laws: "By the honorary title of Fellow the Association recognizes full members of established reputation who have made outstanding contributions in some aspect of statistical work." Given annually, this is a great honor as the number of recipients is limited to no more than 1/3 of one 1% of the ASA membership. The deadline for receipt of the Fellow nomination package is March 1, 2005. More Information
Mary Natrella Scholarship Deadline March 1, 2005
The March 1 deadline for applications for the Mary Natrella scholarship is fast approaching. If you are thinking of applying, send your application by postal mail to the address shown on the application form or to Carrol Croarkin. More Information
2005 Summer Fellowships Deadline March 15
Mathematica, Inc. is offering five summer fellowships for eligible students who are interested in pursuing independent research on social policy issues affecting minorities. The deadline to submit an application is March 15.
2005 ASA Award Call for Nominations Excellence in Statistical Reporting Award (EISRA) Deadline June 1, 2005
ASA members and media members may nominate an individual or organization for work published, broadcast, or televised during the 12 months ended May 31, 2005. The winner of the 2005 EISRA will be noti?ed by July 1, 2005 and will be honored with a plaque, proclamation, and a $1,000 prize at a ceremony at the 2005 JSM. Nominations are due June 1, 2005. More Information
OTHER AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINES
March 1, 2005 - SPAIG Award; March 15, 2005- Founders Award; Outstanding Statistical Application Award; and W. J. Youden Award. More Information
Washington Statistical Society Short Course, Register by April 8, 2005
This course, Sample Survey Methods: Recent Developments and Applications, will be held April 20, 2005 and will highlight topics from the two-day course presented by JNK Rao and S. Lohr at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Toronto. Topics include: survey design and inferential issues, analysis of survey data with emphasis on graphing data and resampling methods, design and estimation in multiple frame surveys, and small area estimation.
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ASA PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS
The ASA is proud to announce the launch of the ASA Presidential Papers web site. This website contains transcripts of ASA presidential addresses since 1897.
THREE NEW LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS NOW AVAILABLE
You can now join the ASA as a lifetime member. The ASA has established three different lifetime member options to best meet the varying needs of our members. Learn more about eligibility and the benefits of these memberships or become a life member of the ASA today.
TECHNOMETRICS NOW AVAILABLE ON JSTOR
ASA Members can now subscribe to the JSTOR archive of "Technometrics" in addition to the "Journal of the American Statistical Association" and "The American Statistician".
NSF PROGRAM DIRECTOR SEARCH
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) announces a nationwide search for a number of Program Director positions at the National Science Foundation (NSF).
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS
ASA Members can now subscribe to the Scandinavian Journal of Statistics for just $48 (15% off the regular rate). The Scandinavian Journal of Statistics is an international publication devoted to reporting significant and innovative original contributions to statistical methodology, both theory and applications. The journal specializes in statistical modeling showing particular appreciation of the underlying substantive research problems. For more information and to subscribe at the special ASA Member rate, please log on to ASA Members Only and click on the SJS icon at the bottom left.
General ASA Announcements
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR SEARCH
The ASA is seeking an Assistant Director of Research and Graduate Education Programs with research and teaching experience in graduate statistics education.
NEW STAFF MEMBERS
Kimberly Bellis has joined the ASA as the Assistant Director of K-16 Education Programs, integrating her background in secondary mathematics education and biostatistics. Additionally, she serves as the new staff liaison for the Committees on Career Development and ASA/AMATYC. For more information, please visit the Center for Statistical Education.
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