ASA Member News Archive
JSM 2006 Edition of ASA Member News
Welcome to the JSM edition of ASA Member News.
Did you know Seattle is home to one of the oldest continuously operated farmers markets in the United States? The nine-block historic Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle dates back to 1907. More Seattle Information.
JSM Events Outlook
PIPELINE PROBLEMS IN RECRUITING FEDERAL STATISTICIANS - August 6, 2:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.
Join this session sponsored by the Committee on Membership Retention and Recruitment, Section on Statistical Education, and the Committee on Career Development at The Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Room 3A. The prevailing sense in the federal statistical community is that a great generation of public statisticians is aging out of the system. This session discusses different facets of the pipeline that provides sound statistical advice for policy-making and program evaluation. Speakers include Richard Valliant, Janice Lent, Will Guthrie, and David Marker. Build your program online.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR - August 6, 4:00 p.m.
Make plans to attend a FREE career development seminar at the Grand Hyatt Seattle (Stevens Boardroom) at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6. 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.
JSM FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION AND RECEPTION - August 6, 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Looking to get the most out of your first JSM experience? Join us on Sunday, August 6, from 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for great information, networking, and good food at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Room 4C-2.
COMMITTEE ON APPLIED STATISTICANS MEETING AND MIXER
Be sure to visit the Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Room 603, Monday at 6 p.m. for the Committee on Applied Statisticians (CAS) Business Meeting and Mixer. CAS Information.
BEYOND AP STATISTICSc WORKSHOP - August 8, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor this year's BAPS workshop on August 8 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Sheraton Seattle. The BAPS workshop is offered for AP Statisticsc teachers and consists of enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus. The cost of the workshop is $30, which covers all materials. Register Online or contact Madge Haven for more information.
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR DEGREE - August 9, 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Join the master's-level statisticians gathering Wednesday, August 9, from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Room 401. Master's-level statisticians have the potential to make valuable professional contributions. Attend this meeting for answers to questions such as how do master's-level statisticians compete with nonstatisticians in the job-market and what niche can they fill. All are welcome.
JSM PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE
See the online JSM Program for up-to-the-minute, accurate information about this year's activities.
ONSITE INFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE
Important Onsite Information-including main hotel phone numbers, an emergency phone number, hours of operation, and how to search for an attendee-is available online.
Special Announcements & Opportunities
JSM PARTNERS PROGRAM APPRECIATION
The ASA wishes to acknowledge those organizations that have helped to sponsor various aspects of the 2006 JSM through the JSM 2006 Partners Program:
Pinnacle: SAS, SPSS
Diamond: Capital One
Gold: Eli Lilly, Taylor & Francis
Silver: Amgen Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cambridge University Press, Cytel Software, John Wiley & Sons, Google, Mayo Clinic, Merck Research Laboratories, Minitab, National Security Agency, Oxford University Press, Salford System, Springer, StatPoint
START YOUR DAY WITH JSM HIGHLIGHTS
Don't forget to pick up your JSM Highlights, available Monday - Wednesday by 7 a.m. throughout the convention center, Sheraton Seattle, and Grand Hyatt. Each issue will contain the day's highlights, previews of main events, snapshots of friends and colleagues, and interviews with ASA leaders. Don't miss out!
JSM CAREER PLACEMENT SERVICE
Did you miss preregistration for the 2006 JSM Career Placement Service? You can still register onsite. Hundreds of qualified applicants look to the JSM Placement Service to begin or further their careers in statistics. Statisticians looking for a first or new job are encouraged to register. See registered employers. Find out how to register onsite.
All About Seattle
Getting to and around Seattle is easy. The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is located 20-30 minutes from downtown. Grayline of Seattle is the preferred airport shuttle, with shuttle service to many of the JSM hotels. Public buses are also available for transportation around the metro area. Find schedules and pricing.
View a list of 88 central Seattle restaurants prepared by the local area committee for the 2006 Joint Statistical Meetings. All restaurants are listed without implied recommendations.
Seattle's many personalities are displayed in its numerous shopping areas. The downtown showcases a mix of brand-name and boutique stores along an urban landscape. Pike Place Market is one of the most colorful and energetic shopping districts in the Pacific Northwest, with local crafts and farm-fresh produce. Seattle shopping.
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