ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News September 2005
Welcome to the September edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
Get Out from behind Your Desk, Fritz Scheuren
Some of you may remember the blunt style of W. Edwards Deming, whose words I am paraphrasing in the title above. Now, Deming detested all "puffery" and overstatement. So his urging that statisticians get out from behind their desks was no mere turn of words. Read the presidential column.
WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR CAREERS IN STATISTICS?
The September issue of Amstat News is devoted to careers in statistics, featuring four departments: Statisticians in History, Careers in Statistics, A Day in the Life of a Statistician, and Future Trends in Statistics. Read the feature article.
JSM CE PROPOSALS DEADLINE: September 30, 2005
Continuing Education proposals for the 2006 JSM are due September 30, 2005. 2006 CE JSM Proposal Guide.
ASA/NCHS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DEADLINE: October 7, 2005
The American Statistical Association, in cooperation with the National Center for Health Statistics, created the ASA/NCHS Research Fellowship Program to bridge the gap between academic scholars and government health research programs. ASA/NCHS Research Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to NCHS programs, data, and facilities. Applicants should have a recognized research record and considerable expertise in the area of proposed research.
ENHANCING THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES WORKFORCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY PROPOSAL DEADLINE: October 12, 2005
The goal of the EMSW21 program is to increase the number of well-prepared U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents pursuing careers in the mathematical sciences and other NSF-supported disciplines. EMSW21 provides funds for the training of U.S. students and postdoctoral researchers in the mathematical sciences. EMSW21 is an expansion of the VIGRE program and has three components: Vertical Integration of Research and Education (VIGRE), Research Training Groups (RTG), and Mentoring through Critical Transition Points (MCTP). All three components are committed to enhancing diversity in the mathematical workforce.
2005-2006 SALARY REPORT OF ACADEMIC STATISTICIANS DEADLINE: October 17, 2005
The ASA invites you to participate in our annual collection of salary data for academic statisticians. Your input in this report is very important to us. If you would like the opportunity to participate, please complete the survey. If you have any questions, please contact Carole Sutton.
NEW NSF SPECIAL MEETINGS COMPETITION PROPOSAL DEADLINE: October 18, 2005
In the spring, the NSF Division of Mathematical Sciences held its first Special Meetings Competition. Due to the relatively small number of proposals submitted, an additional competition has been scheduled for this fall. If you have any questions, contact Joanna Kania-Bartoszynska, Wing Suet Li, Tie Luot, or Mike Steuerwalt.
NOETHER SENIOR SCHOLAR & YOUNG RESEARCHER NOMINATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2005
The Noether Award Committee invites nominations for the Noether Senior Scholar Award. The Noether Award is given each year to a distinguished senior statistician in order to recognize outstanding research and teaching achievements in nonparametric statistics. The award includes prestigious recognition and a monetary award. The recipient also will deliver an invited lecture at the Noether Invited Session during the 2006 Joint Statistical Meetings. The Noether Award Committee also invites nominations for the Noether Young Researcher Award. The purpose of this award is to foster and advance research in nonparametric statistics. The award includes prestigious recognition and a monetary award.
2006 DEMING LECTURER NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: December 1, 2005
Do you know someone you would like to see receive the Deming Lecturer Award and speak at the 2006 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle? The Deming Lectureship Committee would like to hear from you. Nominations are due by December 1, 2005. If you have an interest in submitting a nomination, contact Randy Spoeri.
JSM 2006 DATA EXPOSITION PROPOSAL DEADLINE: February 1, 2006
The ASA Sections on Statistical Graphics, Statistical Computing, and Statistics and the Environment are sponsoring a Data Exposition for JSM 2006. This competition provides a dataset of geographic and atmospheric data from NASA and entrants are asked to provide a graphical summary of the important features of the dataset. Entries will be presented in a poster session at JSM 2006 and the best entries will receive cash prizes totaling $1700 plus NASA merchandise.
WILKS MEMORIAL MEDAL NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: April 1, 2006 (new deadline)
The 2006 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal Committee invites members to submit nominations for this award to be presented at the 2006 annual meeting in August. The award consists of a medal, a citation, and an honorarium.
BRYANT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: April 1, 2006 (new deadline)
The Edward C. Bryant Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics is awarded each August at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The winner receives a certificate and a $1.500 cash prize.
49TH ANNUAL FALL TECHNICAL CONFERENCE - St. Louis, MO - October 20-21, 2005
The Fall Technical Conference, Statistics: the Gateway to Quality, cosponsored by the ASQ Chemical and Process Industry Division and the ASA Sections on Physical and Engineering Sciences and Quality & Productivity, provides a forum for discussing topics at the interface of statistics and quality. Short courses will be offered in conjunction with the conference. The conference will be held at the Hilton, St. Louis.
SESUG 2005 - Portsmouth, VA - October 23-25, 2005
The SouthEast SAS Users Group will host a conference benefiting users and managers interested in the use of SAS programming software.
2005 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON HEALTH POLICY RESEARCH - Boston, MA - October 28-30, 2005
The 2005 ICHPR: Methodological Issues in Health Services and Outcomes Research will be held October 28-30, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts. With a series of invited speakers and workshops, sessions will examine a broad range of topics related to causal inference, the congruence of results obtained from different studies with different designs, and the combination of data from different sources. View and print the complete conference brochure. Short workshops on statistical methods and introductions to important national research databases also will be offered in conjunction with the conference.
THREE NEW LEARNSTAT SHORT COURSES THIS FALL - Washington, DC - October 28, 2005 & Boston, MA - November 11, 2005 & November 12, 2005
Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials will be held October 28, 2005, in Washington, DC. This course will present a systematic and unified treatment of comparative trials which randomize intact social units, or clusters of individuals, to different intervention groups. See for more information. Applied Recurrent Events Data Analysis will be held November 11, 2005 in Washington, DC. The target audience for this course includes practitioners who want to analyze recurrent events data from all fields of application. Negative Binomal Regression: Modeling Overdispersed Count Data will be held November 12, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts. This course will examine the history, theory, and varieties of negative binomial regression. Particular emphasis will be given to the nature and identification of overdispersion and how various types of negative binomial models have dealt with it.
APHA ANNUAL MEETING LOCATION & DATE CHANGE - Philadelphia, PA - December 10-14, 2005
Due to the devastating situation in New Orleans brought on by Hurricane Katrina, the APHA 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition has been moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will take place December 10-14, 2005.
GET INVOLVED WITH AP STATISTICS CALL FOR READERS - Lincoln, NE - June 2006
The Advanced Placement Program invites you to participate in the weeklong reading session of the AP Statistics Exam in June 2006. Join approximately 385 college faculty and AP Statistics teachers to grade AP Statistics exams. Travel, meals, and lodging are provided along with a $1,450 honorarium. Contact Brad Hartlaub for more information.
INTERNATIONAL BIOMETRIC CONFERENCE 2006 - Montréal, Québec, Canada - July 16-21, 2006
The International Biometrics Conference 2006 will be held in Montréal a few weeks before JSM 2006. It is only the third time in IBC history that this meeting has occurred in North America. Steve Stigler will give the plenary address. Please look for the call for abstracts in October.
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KATRINA ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE CLEARINGHOUSE
The American Statistical Association has established the Katrina Acadamic Assistance Clearninghouse, an online resource to assist academic faculty and students displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Detailed information about the resources available from more than 60 institutions to affected individuals from universities, colleges, and institutions in the Gulf region is provided. To be included in this online clearinghouse, please contact us.
SHOP ASA: ASA's ONLINE MARKETPLACE IS OPEN!
SHOP ASA, the ASA's new online marketplace is now open for business. JSM Proceedings and various brochures were added recently and can be ordered online! Save 10% on your first purchase by entering ASASTORE at checkout.
THE ASA OFFERS LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS
The ASA is happy to announce it now has three distinct Lifetime Membership options available to members.
FEDERAL EMPLOYEES: THE ASA IS NOW INCLUDED IN THE COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN
The ASA is eligible to participate in the 2005 Combined Federal Campaign. The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for everyone. If you are a federal employee, please consider making your pledge to the ASA, CFC designation code 2955 under the National/International Unaffiliated Organizations category, at your local campaign. For questions or additional information, please contact Carolyn Kesner.
ASA WELCOMES A NEW STAFF MEMBER
Keith Crank has joined the ASA on a part-time basis as the Assistant Director for Research and Graduate Education. A member of the ASA since 1977, Keith is pleased to have the opportunity to become more involved in ASA activities and looks forward to working with the community on issues related to research and graduate education. Contact Keith.
MAILINGS SUSPENDED IN AREAS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE KATRINA
At the request of the U.S. Postal Service, the ASA has suspended publication mailings addressed to the following ZIP code ranges: 365xx, 366xx, 395xx, 700xx, 701xx, 703xx, and 704xx. Mailings will resume when U.S. Postal Service delivery is reinstated. Those who have new addresses, permanent or temporary, should notify the ASA office as soon as possible to receive the held issues of their publications. Update your address online.
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