ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News February 2007
Welcome to the February edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
In this month’s column, President Mary Ellen Bock discusses the need to build support for statistics in the United States and to take on the responsibility of an international role. Read the column.
NEW LEARNSTAT OFFERING FOR SPRING – East Windsor, New Jersey – March 15–16
Methods in Clinical Trials and Longitudinal and Incomplete Data
Cosponsored by the ASA and the ASA Princeton-Trenton Chapter March 15–16 at the National Conference Center in East Windsor, New Jersey.
11TH BIENNIAL STATISTICAL SYMPSOSIUM – Decatur, Georgia – April 17–18, 2007
It is not too late to register for the symposium to be held April 17–18, 2007, in Decatur, Georgia.
39TH SYMPOSIUM ON THE INTERFACE – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – May 23–26, 2007
The Interface Foundation of North America invites you to participate in the 39th Interface Symposium, the premier annual conference on the interface of computing and statistics. The 2007 symposium will be held May 23–26, 2007, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The theme for this year’s symposium is “Systems Biology.”
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.
MEETING WITHIN A MEETING (MWM): ASA PROGRAM FOR MATH/SCIENCE TEACHERS – Salt Lake City, Utah – July 30, 2007
The first MWM will occur during JSM this summer in Salt Lake City for middle school/junior high math and science teachers to enhance their understanding and teaching of statistics within the math/science curriculum. Do you know any middle school/junior high teachers who might be interested in attending MWM?
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
THE JSM 2007 WEB PAGE
Check out the JSM 2007 Web Page for more information and to make note of key dates so you don’t miss a critical deadline.
FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP DATES ANNOUNCED
The 2007 workshop will be held September 18–19, 2007. The short course will be held September 17, 2007.
WORLD SCIENTIFIC OFFERS 20% DISCOUNT TO MEMBERS
World Scientific is now offering ASA members a 20% discount on their titles. Take advantage of this special offer by visiting the Members Only page.
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.
THE COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS IS SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR ASA OFFICERS
The 2007 Committee on Nominations asks members to suggest names to be considered in choosing candidates for future officers of the ASA Board of Directors and Sections. This is your opportunity to nominate those persons who will provide leadership to our organization on matters that concern you. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 15, 2007. Any questions or suggestions may be directed to Committee on Nominations Chair Nancy Flournoy or ASA Special Projects Coordinator Carole Sutton.
CORRECTION TO AMSTAT NEWS, FEBRUARY 2006 ISSUE, ARTICLE ON PAGE 6
The title of the article given on Page 6 of the February 2007 issue of Amstat News is incorrect. The Board of Directors actually voted to indicate their support of the proposed bylaw addition and accompanying Policies and Procedures Manual changes discussed in the article. Before any ASA bylaw change can be made, it must be presented in Amstat News with a 90-day ‘window of opportunity’ for membership response. That window opened on February 1, 2007. Members are invited to forward their comments or concerns about the proposed bylaw addition to ASA Executive Director William B. Smith during this time frame. The Board will act after reviewing member comments. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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. 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.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR THE MARY G. AND JOSEPH NATRELLA SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline: March 1, 2007
The Quality and Productivity Section announces the 2007 Mary G. and Joseph Natrella Scholarship to support student participation in the Quality and Productivity Research Conference (QPRC) in Santa Fe, New Mexico, June 4–6. Winners will receive a $2,000 grant, a $400 stipend toward travel expenses, and complimentary registration for the conference and short course “Beyond the Factory Floor: Succeeding with Six Sigma outside Manufacturing,” taught by Roger Hoerl.
FOUNDERS AWARD NOMINATIONS CALL – Deadline: March 15, 2007
The ASA Founders Award recognizes members who have rendered distinguished service to the Association. Individual(s) selected will have served the Association for an extended period of time, usually in a variety of leadership roles such as, but not limited to, Section, Chapter, committee, editorial, or officer capacities wherein effective service or leadership was provided within the ASA or through ASA outreach to other organizations. 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 ASA. 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.
2007 ZELLNER THESIS AWARD – Deadline: March 31, 2007
The Business and Economics Statistics Section announces the competition for the 2007 Zellner Thesis Award. The award is named for Arnold Zellner, past chair of the Business and Economics Statistics Section, past president of the ASA, and founding editor of the Journal of Business & Economics Statistics. The award is for the best PhD thesis dealing with an applied problem in business and economic statistics. The winner of the award, which consists of a $1,500 prize, will be announced at the annual ASA meeting in August. A portion of the winning thesis is eligible for publication in JBES.
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.
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 $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. For more information, contact Lynne 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.
ASA Travel Grants to Lisboa, Portugal for the 56th Session of ISI – Deadline: April 13, 2007
The American Statistical Association (ASA) has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support travel to Lisboa, Portugal for the August 22 – 29, 2007 meeting of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). The grant will provide partial transportation assistance to individuals presenting papers or who have an official function at the ISI meeting. Newer faculty who have completed Ph.D. requirements in 1996 or later, women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For additional information contact ISI.
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