ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News May 2006
Welcome to the May edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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This month in the president's column, Bonnie K. Ray is invited to talk about the need to bridge the gap between academe and industrial statistics. Read the presidential column.
STUDENT MERIT AWARD IN DOSE-RESPONSE ASSESSMENT - Deadline: June 1, 2006
The Dose-Response Specialty Group of the Society for Risk Analysis is pleased to offer a merit award to a student conducting graduate research in dose-response assessment. In addition to peer recognition, the award winner will receive a registration fee waiver to the SRA Annual Meeting, an engraved plaque, and a $500 honorarium. The DRSG winner will present his/her results and receive his/her award at the annual meeting.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ESTABLISHMENT SURVEYS ABSTRACT SUBMISSION - Deadline: June 15, 2006
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 submissions of topic-contributed and contributed abstracts from April 14 through June 15, 2006.
JSM 2006 REGISTRATION - Early Bird Deadline: June 29, 2006
ASA/BJS STATISTICAL METHODOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROGRAM - Deadline: July 1, 2006
The ASA Committee on Law and Justice Statistics announces a research grant program for the analysis of Bureau of Justice Statistics data. 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.
2006 ASA CONFERENCE ON RADIATION AND HEALTH - Monterey, CA -June 18-21, 2006
The biennial ASA Conference on Radiation and Health was designed to promote interaction and collaboration between scientists in the fields of radiation epidemiology and radiation biology. The 2006 conference will focus on the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident and the studies of its effects.
APPLIED STATISTICS IN A 21st CENTURY ENVIRONMENT WORKSHOP SERIES - June 29, 2006
The Committee on Applied Statisticians and the Section on Statistical Consulting are cosponsoring four web-based workshops. The first will be presented by Donald A. Berry, a professor at The University of Texas, Department of Biostatistics.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR - Seattle, Washington - August 6, 2006
Make your JSM plans now to attend a FREE career development seminar at the Grand Hyatt Seattle (Stevens Boardroom) at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6th. David Banks, professor of the practice of statistics in the Institute of Statistics and Decision Sciences at Duke University, will present an interactive seminar on career-building strategies titled Snakes and Ladders: Building a Career in Statistics.
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ASA FELLOWS ANNOUNCED
ASA announced the election of 60 of its members as Fellows of the American Statistical Association, in recognition of outstanding professional contribution to and leadership in the field of statistical science. 2006 ASA FELLOWS.
The ASA Forum, an online discussion area, is now available to all members. The new forum encourages general discussion related to statistics. Access to the forums can be found in Members Only.
ASA SEEKS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The American Statistical Association is seeking an Executive Director to begin in 2007. The ideal candidate will have an innovative vision of the goals of the Association and the statistics profession. The Executive Director acts as the secretary of the Association, serves as a nonvoting member of the Board of Directors, and is a national spokesperson for the ASA. Major responsibilities include management of the national office in Alexandria, Virginia, and outreach to the statistical sciences professional community. More Information.
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