ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News April 2006
Welcome to the April edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know April is Math Awareness Month? Join the American Statistical Association, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics as they celebrate mathematics. The theme for 2006 is "Mathematics and Internet Security."
In Amstat News
In the spirit of the current ASA elections, President Sallie Keller-McNulty explains the nomination and elections processes and encourages members to vote. Read this month's column.
CHAPTER AND SECTION AWARDS - Deadline: May 1, 2006
Sections and Chapters must enter their awards data no later than May 1, 2006. Failure to enter this information by that date will keep them from being listed in the JSM awards booklet. Enter Chapter awards information. Enter Section awards information.
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 at a two-year college, a four-year college, or a research university. Graduate teaching assistants may be nominated for the award.
ASA ELECTIONS - Deadline: May 15, 2006
The ASA encourages you to participate in the election of your ASA officers. Voting closes at midnight on May 15, 2006. Please wait until you receive your mailed paper ballot, which will have your control number for electronic voting. Vote now.
ASA/BJS STATISTICAL METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM - Deadline: July 1, 2006
The American Statistical Association Committee on Law and Justice Statistics announces a research grant program for the analysis of Bureau of Justice Statistics data. The deadline for proposals is July 1, 2006. This program was designed to encourage the creative and appropriate use of these data to inform substantive and methodological issues. Young investigators are encouraged to apply. Grants are available to support dissertation research. Awards are generally for a one- or two-year period. An illustrative list of BJS Data Sources for Potential Research Topics includes National Crime Victimization Survey, Federal Justice Data, Law Enforcement Data, and National Prisoner Statistics. More information.
2006 IAOS CONFERENCE - OTTAWA, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2006
The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) , a branch of the International Statistics Institute, will hold its 2006 conference in Ottawa, Canada, September 6-8.The conference, hosted by Statistics Canada, will have as its theme "People on the Move: Environmental, Social, and Economic Impacts within and between Nations."
LEARNSTAT COURSES FOR SPRING 2006
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, May 12, 2006.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ESTABLISHMENT SURVEYS - Montreal, Canada - June 18-21, 2007
The Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-III) will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 18-21, 2007. The Program Committee is accepting online submission of topic contributed and contributed abstracts from April 14 through June 15, 2006.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
The ASA Forum is now available to members. The new forum encourages general discussion related to statistics. Access to the forums can be found in ASA Members Only.
ASA VISA CARD
The ASA Visa Card program is a new benefit for ASA members. The card provides members with exciting reward options, low introductory rates, and a way to show pride in the ASA. When you use your ASA credit card, you will contribute to ASA programs, such as statistics education initiatives, and help the ASA maintain low membership dues and journal prices.
DIRECTORY OF MINORITY STATISTICIANS
The ASA Committee on Minorities in Statistics would like to remind ASA members of the existence of the Directory of Minority Statisticians. We urge minority statisticians to register or update their existing entry, and we invite other statisticians to consult the directory when looking for reviewers, panel members, or job prospects.
NSF ANNOUNCES COMPUTATIONAL SCIENCE TRAINING FOR UNDERGRADUATES IN THE MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (CSUMS)
Computational Science Training for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences (CSUMS) enhances computational aspects of the education and training of undergraduate students in the mathematical sciences -- mathematics and statistics -- and better prepares these students to pursue careers and graduate study in fields that require integrated strengths in computation and the mathematical sciences. CSUMS provides opportunities for funding of undergraduate education and training efforts that integrate the mathematical sciences with computation.
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