ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News January 2006
Welcome to the January edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know that each year 11 Presidential Awards and nearly $10,000 are awarded to deserving statisticians? Each year, the winners are announced at the ASA Presidential Address during the JSM. Learn more about ASA Awards.
In Amstat News
It's a new year, and, following ASA tradition, there is a new ASA president-Sallie Keller-McNulty. In her first column as President, she discusses the three major strategic initiatives planned for 2006. Read this month's president's column.
JSM 2006 ONLINE ABSTRACTS - Deadline: February 1, 2006
Abstracts are due by February 1, 2006. Submit your abstract and learn more about JSM 2006.
ASA/NSF-SRS RESEARCH-FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM - Deadline: March 3, 2006
The American Statistical Association and the Division of Science Resources Statistics of the National Science Foundation are pleased to announce the 2006 ASA/NSF-SRS Research Fellowship Program. The program seeks highly qualified, motivated, creative individuals to conduct onsite interdisciplinary research using SRS data at the National Science Foundation. For more information.
FOUNDERS AWARD NOMINATIONS CALL - Deadline: March 15, 2006
In 1988, the Board voted to establish the ASA Founders Award to recognize members who have rendered distinguished service to the Association. Those selected have served the Association for an extended period of time, usually in a variety of leadership roles such as, but not limited to, Section, Chapter, committee, editorial, or officer capacities wherein effective service or leadership was provided within the ASA or through ASA outreach to other organizations. The Founders Award Committee depends on the ASA membership to submit nominations. Learn more.
W. J. YOUDEN AWARD - Deadline: March 15, 2006
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2006 W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing. This award was established in 1985 to recognize publications that make outstanding contributions to the design and/or analysis of interlaboratory tests or describe ingenious approaches to the planning and evaluation of data from such tests. The award recipient(s) will receive a certificate and a share of a $1,000 prize. Learn more.
ASA OUTSTANDING STATISTICAL APPLICATION AWARD - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The award for an outstanding statistical application was established in 1986 to recognize important statistical applications papers. The typical winning paper demonstrates strong interplay between statistical science and a substantive applied area. Authors of the winning paper will receive a certificate and split a $1,000 cash prize. Nominations are accepted for papers published in either 2004 or 2005 for this year's award. Learn more.
GERTRUDE M. COX SCHOLARSHIP - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and the Caucus for Women in Statistics would like to announce the 2006 Gertrude Cox Scholarship. The Gertrude Cox Scholarship is awarded each year to encourage women to enter statistically oriented professions. Application is limited to women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are admitted to full-time study in a graduate statistical program by July 1 of the award year. Women entering or who are in the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) are especially encouraged to apply.
OTT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality is pleased to announce the availability of $5,000 in scholarships to support students enrolled in, or accepted into, a master's degree or higher program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management. The emphasis is on applications, as opposed to theory. Qualified applicants must have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale or equivalent standing in any field of undergraduate study. More information.
CHEMOMETRICS AWARDS CALL - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The Chemometrics Committee of the Section on Statistics in the Physical and Engineering Sciences is soliciting nominations for the 2006 Statistics in Chemistry Award. This award recognizes outstanding collaborative endeavors between statisticians and chemists. The recipient(s) receives a certificate and $2,000 cash prize sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.
WILKS MEMORIAL MEDAL NOMINATIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2006
The 2006 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal Committee invites members to submit nominations for this award, to be presented at the 2006 annual meetings in August. The award consists of a medal, citation, and honorarium.
BRYANT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2006
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. Contact Elizabeth A. Stasny with questions about submitting a nomination.
NATIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE - Washington, DC - February 6-7, 2006
Join Academy Health and Health Affairs to hear leading experts from Congress and the administration, academia, and health industries share their insights on critical health care issues confronting policymakers.
NEW LEARNSTAT COURSES FOR SPRING 2006
Bayesian Clinical Trials will be presented by Scott Berry, April 14, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Cosponsored by the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter and the Center for Biostatistics and Advanced Informatics at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Hierarchical Modeling and Analysis of Spatial Data will be presented by Bradley P. Carlin in Arlington, VA on April 27-28, 2006.
2006 ASA CONFERENCE ON RADIATION AND HEALTH - June 18-21, 2006
Radiation Research: State of the Science Twenty Years after Chernobyl will be held June 18-21, 2006, at Asilomar Conference Grounds near Monterey, California.
2006 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP - September 27-29, 2006
Save the date for this workshop, September 27-29, 2006, at the Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, DC.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
As the grassroots of the American Statistical Association, we are challenging our Chapters to help increase ASA membership. For each new member you recruit, your Chapter will receive a $10 gift certificate good for any ASA product or service. The Chapters with the most recruits will receive a complimentary ASA membership for their officers and two free ASA memberships to award to Chapter members of their choosing. Get started now.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR POSITIONS IN THE NSF DIVISION OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
The Division of Mathematical Sciences at the National Science Foundation is soliciting applications for permanent program director positions. The deadline for applications is February 10, 2006.
WEB DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
The Current Index to Statistics is calling for proposals for web development projects, with funding of up to $10,000 available.
SPECIAL OFFER FOR FIRST-TIME CHANCE SUBSCRIBERS
If you are not already getting CHANCE, take advantage of our special ASA members-only offer and save up to 50% off the normal subscription rate. New subscribers pay only $15 for their first year; student subscribers pay only $5! With an informal style highlighting sound statistical practice, CHANCE will keep you abreast of the latest statistical thinking. CHANCE is not a technical magazine, but rather a cultural record of an evolving field intended to entertain as well as inform. New subscriptions only please. Subscribe Now.
BE AN ASSOCIATE EDITOR FOR THE AMERICAN STATISTICIAN
Peter Westfall is the new editor of TAS, and looking for a few associate editors. This is a great opportunity to perform a service to the profession, get connected, learn about the publication game from the inside, and help shape the statistics profession in positive directions. Read Westfall 's general goals for TAS. Email your statement of interest and CV to Peter Westfall.
THE JOURNAL OF STATISTICAL SOFTWARE IS NOW AN OFFICIAL ASA JOURNAL
The Journal of Statistical Software is now an official ASA journal. Published by UCLA Statistics since 1996, the editorial board and the website will remain as they now are, and UCLA Statistics will continue to host and manage the journal. Access will remain free for both articles and software. Access JSS.
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