ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News December 2006
Welcome to the December edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
In her final column as ASA President, Sallie Keller-McNulty discusses how statisticians need to step up and define the role of their work and discipline in the policy arenas. Read the column.
COCHRAN-HANSEN PRIZE 2007 – Deadline: December 29, 2006
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the International Association of Survey Statisticians established the Cochran-Hansen Prize to be awarded every two years to the best paper on survey research methods submitted by a young statistician from a developing or transition country. The winner of the prize will be invited to present his/her paper at the 56th Session of the International Statistical Institute in Lisbon, Portugal, August 22–29, 2007.
JSM 2007 MAILED CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS – Deadline: January 22, 2007
If you are planning to mail a contributed abstract for the JSM 2007 program, the deadline for receipt at ASA is January 22, 2007. JSM registration is required at the time of abstract submission.
JSM 2007 ONLINE SUBMISSION FOR CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS – Deadline: February 1, 2007
The online submission site for contributed abstracts will close February 1, 2007. JSM registration is required at the time of abstract submission.
2007 DON OWEN AWARD NOMINATIONS – Deadline: February 15, 2007
The San Antonio Chapter is accepting nominations for the 2007 Don Owen Award from ASA Chapters nationwide. Nominees must be a member of the ASA, but are not required to be a member of the nominating Chapter. The Don Owen Award is presented to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Donald B. Owen. Owen’s illustrious career serves as the ideal against which nominees are evaluated for excellence in research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. The sponsor of this award is Taylor & Francis.
JOHN M. CHAMBERS STATISTICAL SOFTWARE AWARD – Deadline: February 26, 2007
The Statistical Computing Section announces the competition for the John M. Chambers Statistical Software Award. In 1998, the Association for Computing Machinery presented its Software System Award to John Chambers for the design and development of S. Chambers generously donated his award to the Statistical Computing Section to endow an annual prize for statistical software written by an undergraduate or graduate student. The prize carries with it an award of $1,000 and a substantial allowance for travel to the annual Joint Statistical Meetings, where the award will be presented. All application materials must be received by February 26, 2007. Requirements and details.
NSF PROPOSAL SOLICITATION: EXPLOSIVES AND RELATED THREATS: FRONTIERS IN PREDICTION AND DETECTION (EXP) – Deadline: March 1, 2006
NSF is currently soliciting proposals for a new program, Explosives and Related Threats. This is an NSF-wide effort, in coordination with the efforts of other agencies, that seeks to advance fundamental knowledge in new technologies for sensors and sensor networks, and in the use of sensor data in control and decision making, particularly in relation to the prediction and detection of explosives and related threats. The proposal deadline is March 1, 2006.
OTT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2007
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 graduated in good academic standing in any field of undergraduate study. For more information, contact Linda Hare.
THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ESTABLISHMENT SURVEYS REGISTRATION OPENS - Montréal, Québec – June 18–21, 2007
The Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-III) will be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, June 18–21, 2007. ICES-III will explore the current state of the art in survey methodology.
JSM 2007 – Salt Lake City, UT – July 29-August 2, 2007
Mark your calendars now for the next annual JSM. To learn more and for important deadlines, see the JSM 2007 website.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
View JSM 2006 Plenary Sessions Webcasts for Free
In an effort to better serve ASA members and the statistics community, three plenary sessions from JSM 2006 are available to view for free as webcasts. The Committee on Statistics and Disability and its many cosponsors funded this new benefit through the ASA Strategic Initiative Program.
2006-2007 SALARY REPORT OF ACADEMIC STATISTICIANS
The 2006-2007 Salary Report of Academic Statisticians is now available.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ASA COMMITTEES
The success of the ASA depends on the ASA committees and volunteers who serve on them. Each year, vacancies are filled in nearly every one of the ASA’s 60+ committees, usually for a three-year term. While vacancies are filled throughout the year, Peter (Tony) Lachenbruch, ASA 2007 President-Elect, will start identifying people soon for appointments for terms starting January 1, 2008. This is a great way for new members of the association to get involved. Volunteer yourself or recommend someone.
CALL FOR ASA FELLOW NOMINATIONS
Becoming an ASA Fellow is one of the highest honors for members of our organization. On behalf of the ASA, members of the Committee on Fellows strongly encourage the nomination of deserving members for the ASA Fellow award. They also encourage ASA Chapters, Sections, and committees to search for and nominate deserving members from their respective constituencies. Nominate a Fellow.
We know our current members are the best possible source for new members who could benefit from all the ASA has to offer. You depend on the ASA, and now we are counting on you to recruit new members. Every time you recruit a new member, you strengthen the ASA. For each new member you recruit, you will receive a $10 gift certificate good for any ASA product or service. You also will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize of your choice of either one free JSM registration or a free year of ASA membership! Get started now.
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