Strengthening the Profession Through Chapter Involvement
Similar to the ASA, itself, the broad objective of a chapter is to promote statistics and its applications. ASA chapters are designed to increase the unity and effectiveness of all those individuals within a geographical radius. Like all other branches of the ASA, the Council of Chapters relies on volunteers to serve and welcomes participation. In addition to serving in your local chapter, consider service at a national level by running for election to the Council of Chapters Governing Board. Learn more about chapters and how to participate.
Statistical Scientists Advance Federal Research Initiatives
Responding to calls from the National Science Foundation and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, three ASA groups have written whitepapers detailing how statisticians can contribute to administration research initiatives and priorities. The whitepapers cover the BRAIN Initiative, Big Data Research and Development Initiative, and climate change. Read more.
2015 Conference on Statistical Practice
CSP 2015 aims to bring together hundreds of statistical practitioners—including data analysts, researchers, and scientists—who engage in the application of statistics to solve real-world problems on a daily basis. The conference will provide an opportunity to learn about the latest statistical methodologies and best practices in statistical design, analysis, programming, and consulting. E-poster abstract submission will be open August 14 – September 2. Learn more about CSP and E-poster abstract submission.
The ASA Board of Directors has approved a statement urging the U.S. Senate to ratify a United Nations convention clarifying the rights of persons with disabilities. It was adopted during the board’s recent summer meeting. In part, the statement notes, “Through activities of promoting the education of statistics in schools, increasing the public awareness of statistics, and supporting the use of statistics in making sound public policy, the ASA seeks to help make education, employment, and other opportunities available to all people regardless of disability status.” Read more.