ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News January 2007
Welcome to the January edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know that more than 500 of the ASA’s current members were referred by other ASA members through our Member-Get-a-Member Campaign? Members who refer others for membership will receive a thank you certificate for $10 toward any ASA meeting, product or service. Help strengthen the ASA, recruit a new member today.
In Amstat News
In her first column as ASA President, Mary Ellen Bock discusses the role the ASA plays in bringing together statisticians from industry, government, and academia and offers suggestions for the ASA’s strategic plan. Read the president's column.
DHS SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – Deadline: January 23, 2007
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announces program guidelines for the 2007 competition cycle of the DHS Scholarship and Fellowship Program. The last competition cycle provided financial support for approximately 100 scholars and fellows. All applicants should apply using the online application.
JSM 2007 ONLINE SUBMISSION FOR CONTRIBUTED ABSTRACTS – Deadline: February 1, 2007
The online submission site will close February 1, 2007. JSM registration is required at the time of abstract submission. Submit an abstract.
POSTDOCTORAL LEADERSHIP MENTORING PROJECT – Deadline: February 9, 2007
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has secured funds to support postdoctoral offices and associations; both long-standing organizations and those in formation. The NPA is pleased to announce the Postdoc Leadership Mentoring Project, sponsored by the NPA and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
THE 2007 DON OWEN AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Deadline: February 15, 2007
The San Antonio Chapter is accepting nominations from ASA Chapters nationwide for the 2007 Don Owen Award. Nominees must be a member of the ASA, but are not required to be a member of the nominating Chapter. The San Antonio Chapter presents the Don Owen Award to a statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Donald B. Owen. 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.
FOUNDERS AWARD NOMINATIONS CALL – Deadline: March 15, 2007
In 1988, the Board voted to establish the ASA Founders Award to recognize members who have rendered distinguished service to the Association. Individuals selected have served the Association for an extended period of time, usually in a variety of leadership roles. The Founders Award Committee depends on the ASA membership to submit nominations. The award will be presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the Association in Salt Lake City, Utah.
W. J. YOUDEN AWARD – Deadline: March 15, 2007
Nominations are being accepted for the 2007 W. J. Youden Award in Interlaboratory Testing, sponsored by the American Statistical Association. This award was established in 1985 to recognize publications that make outstanding contributions to the design and/or analysis of interlaboratory tests, or describe ingenious approaches to the planning and evaluation of data from such tests. The award recipient(s) will receive a certificate and a share of a $1,000 prize.
GERTRUDE M. COX SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2007
The Gertrude Cox Scholarship is awarded each year to encourage women to enter statistically oriented professions. The ASA Committee on Women in Statistics and the Caucus for Women in Statistics sponsor the scholarship. Application is limited to women who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Canada and who are admitted to full-time study in a graduate statistical program by July 1 of the award year. Women entering or who are in the early stages of graduate training (MS or PhD) are especially encouraged to apply.
WILKS MEMORIAL MEDAL NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2007
The 2007 Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Medal Committee invites members to submit nominations for this award, to be presented at the 2007 annual meetings in August. The award consists of a medal, citation, and honorarium.
BRYANT SCHOLARSHIP NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2007
The Edward C. Bryant Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student in Survey Statistics is awarded each August at the Joint Statistical Meetings. The winner receives a certificate and a $1,500 prize.
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.
WALLER EDUCATION AWARD CALL FOR NOMINATIONS – Deadline: April 1, 2007
The Section on Statistical Education is proud to administer the sixth Waller Education Award in 2007. 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.
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 for businesses, farms, and institutions.
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CAREER WEBSITE UPDATED
Visit the updated Career Section of the ASA web site.
SPONSOR AN ASA MEMBERSHIP
Do you know someone interested in the ASA but not yet a member? Now you can sponsor the membership of a colleague or student. When you sponsor someone, they will receive an email indicating that they have been given a full year of membership in the ASA.
RONALD WASSERSTEIN NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE ASA
The American Statistical Association has announced that Ronald L. Wasserstein, vice president of academic affairs at Washburn University, has accepted the position of ASA executive director. Wasserstein will join the ASA staff as the 24th secretary and executive director of the Association in August of this year, succeeding the current executive director, William B. Smith, who retires effective August 15, 2007. Read more.
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 more recent members of the association to get involved. Volunteer yourself or recommend another online.
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.
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