Welcome to the May edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know that last year more than 35 Chapters participated in the ASA's Chapter-Get-a-Member Challenge? Once again, we are challenging our Chapters to recruit new members. The challenge started May 1, 2007, and will run until October 31, 2007. For each new member you recruit, your Chapter will receive a $10 gift certificate good for any ASA product or service. The Chapters with the most recruits will receive a complimentary ASA membership for their officers and two free ASA memberships to award to Chapter members of their choosing. Get started now.
Did you know that there are 22 national parks and 41 unforgettable state parks all within a day's drive from Salt Lake City?
In Amstat News
In the President's Invited Column, Fritz Scheuren and Safaa Amer explain what statisticians can, and are, doing in Iraq. Read this month's column.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 2007 NEW ENGLAND SYMPOSIUM ON STATISTICS IN SPORTS - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Deadline: May 31, 2007
The 2007 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will bring together statisticians and quantitative analysts connected with sports teams, sports media, and universities to discuss common problems of interest in statistical modeling and analysis of sports data. The meeting is sponsored jointly by the Harvard University Department of Statistics, the ASA Section on Statistics in Sports, the Boston Chapter of the ASA, and the Section on Operations Research in Sports of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. The symposium format will be a mixture of talks and posters, as well as a panel discussion.
JSM 2007 REGISTRATION - Early Bird Deadline - June 21, 2007
Registration for the 2007 JSM, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, is open. Register before June 21, 2007, to take advantage of the Early Bird rates.
THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ESTABLISHMENT SURVEYS REGISTRATION OPENS - Montreal, Quebec - June 18-21, 2007
The Third International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES-III) will be held in MontrAcal, QuAcbec, Canada, June 18-21, 2007. ICES-III will explore the current state of the art in survey methodology for businesses, farms, and institutions. Online registration for ICES-III will close on May 29, 2007.
CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR - Salt Lake City, Utah - July 29, 2007
Make your JSM plans now to attend a FREE career development seminar on Sunday, July 29. Walter W. Piegorsch, professor at the University of Arizona and joint editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, will dispel negative myths about publishing and give some guidelines on how to manage the publication process in a seminar titled You Don't Need to Perish in Order to Publish.
MEETING WITHIN A MEETING (MWM): ASA PROGRAM FOR MATH/SCIENCE TEACHERS - Salt Lake City, Utah - July 30, 2007
The first Meeting Within a Meeting will take place during JSM this summer in Salt Lake City. MWM is for middle school/junior high math and science teachers who want 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?
BEYOND AP STATISTICS (BAPS) WORKSHOP - Salt Lake City, Utah, July 31, 2007
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) Workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Salt Lake City on July 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The BAPS workshop is offered for AP Statistics teachers and consists of enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus. The cost of the workshop is $30, which covers all materials. Contact Rebecca Nichols for more information.
Registration for the 2007 JSM, to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, is open. Register now at . Also, check out the JSM page for more information about this year's event.
JSM CAREER PLACEMENT
Take advantage of the full-service recruiting facility for employers and job seekers at the JSM Career Placement Service this year in Salt Lake City. If you are an employer with statistical openings or a statistician looking for a new or first job, this is the place for you!
JEFFREY D. HART WINS 2007 DON OWEN AWARD
The Don Owen Award for 2007 was presented to Jeffrey D. Hart on March 30, 2007, at the Conference of Texas Statisticians by Anuradha Roy. Professor Hart was nominated by Professor Raymond Carroll. The award was presented on behalf of the San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association.
NEW DISTANCE TRAINING PROGRAM
The ASA's Biopharmaceutical Section recently launched a web-based distance training program. Web-based training is becoming increasingly popular as a cost-effective alternative to live training courses, and the Section is excited about offering the program as a service to our membership.
ASA FREE TRIAL SERVICE
Free trial access to journal content is being offered by the American Statistical Association. Sign up today to activate your free trial to the ASA's most popular journals! When you sign up, you will enjoy 30 days of online access to each journal's most current issue. See if you should subscribe by exploring our online journals today.
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