ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News March 2006
Welcome to the March edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Are you a professor of statistics? Did you know the ASA will reimburse up to $100 of the cost of a membership social at your school to encourage students to join? All new students receive memberships at the discounted rate of $10 for one year, or $20 for a two-year membership. Help the ASA grow by hosting a membership social at your school; better yet, your department can sponsor student memberships.
In Amstat News
This month in the president's column, ASA Executive Director William Smith is invited to talk about the progress made on the ASA's new headquarters building.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS (NCTM) - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI - APRIL 27-29, 2006
The 2006 NCTM will feature more than 1,000 presentations, workshops, and minicourses covering all grade levels. The ASA will sponsor a booth and cosponsor two statistical presentations with Texas Instruments. Daren Starnes of The Webb Schools in California will present "Making Sense of Regression," and Henry Kranendonk, the Curriculum Specialist for Mathematics of the Milwaukee Public Schools, will present the "World Population Data Project." For more information, contact Madge Haven.
NEW LEARNSTAT COURSES FOR SPRING 2006
Bayesian Clinical Trials, presented by Scott Berry, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas, on April 14, 2006. 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, presented by Bradley P. Carlin, in Arlington, Virginia, April 27-28, 2006.
Statistics at the Gates: Statistical Methods for Detecting Computer Intruders, presented by David Marchette, in Alexandria, Virginia, on May 12, 2006.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
The ASA encourages you to participate in the election of your ASA officers. The ASA election of officers begins March 15, 2006. For more information about the candidates, read the candidate biographies.
JABES CALL FOR EDITORS
The Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES) is seeking a new editor to succeed Byron Morgan, whose term will conclude at the end of 2007. The new editor's term will conclude at the end of 2010. Nominations may be submitted to Geert Verbeke, chair of the search committee, by no later than May 20, 2006.
SPECIAL ASA STUDENT MEMBER RATE FOR JABES
The Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES) is now available to ASA student members for only $10. The subscription includes both print and online access.
We challenge our Chapters to help increase ASA membership. Host a membership social to encourage your Chapter members who don't belong to the ASA to join and we will reimburse up to $100 for refreshments! Or get involved in the Chapter-Get-a-Member campaign!
K-12 EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
The Council of Chapters has established K-12 educational outreach as its priority for 2006. The goal is for every Chapter to conduct at least one outreach at a K-12 school during 2006. Outreach ideas include conducting a career day; judging at a local science fair; participating in adopt-a-school; speaking, mentoring, or tutoring at a local school; or any of a number of other creative ideas. If we believe our discipline matters, then surely exposing young people to statistics matters most of all. For more information, contact Ron Wasserstein at (785) 670-1649.
The JSM Online Program will be available for viewing on March 31, 2006. All participants scheduled on the program will receive an email from the ASA Meetings Department on March 31, 2006, with their session number and its date and time. Those who have submitted abstracts also will be given instructions on how to edit those abstracts from Friday, March 31, through midnight (EDT) on Monday, April 17, 2006.
REMINDER (new this year) - For every presentation, one copy of a complete draft manuscript and brief biographical sketch of the presenting author must be sent to the session chair by May 19, 2006. Submit speaker information. JSM Registration and housing will open on Monday, May 1, 2006.
JSM 2006 BUSINESS MEETINGS - Deadline: March 27, 2006
Do you need to schedule a meeting at JSM? We are accepting requests via a new online submission process this year. Submit your meeting request.
AWARDS NOMINATIONS CALL DEADLINES
Byar Young Investigator Award - Deadline: April 1, 2006
ASA Outstanding Statistical Application Award - Deadline: April 1, 2006
Gertrude M. Cox Scholarship - Deadline: April 1, 2006
Chemometrics Award - Deadline: April 1, 2006
Wilks Memorial Medal - Deadline: April 1, 2006
Bryant Scholarship - Deadline: April 1, 2006
BIOPHARMACEAUTICAL SECTION STUDENT PAPER AWARD - Deadline: April 14, 2006
Student paper awards are presented annually at the JSM meeting for student research papers with statistical content applicable to the biopharmaceutical arena.
WALLER EDUCATION AWARD NOMINATIONS CALL - Deadline: May 1, 2006
The Section on Statistical Education is proud to administer the fifth Waller Education Award in 2006. Established by a contribution from retired ASA Executive Director Ray Waller and his wife, Carolyn, this award honors an individual for innovation in the instruction of elementary statistics. Nominees should be early in their career (10 or fewer years of full-time teaching) with responsibility for teaching "the first course" in statistics in a two-year college, a four-year college, or a research university. Graduate teaching assistants may be nominated for the award.
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