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ASA Member News September 2008
Welcome to the September edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
This month’s special edition of Amstat News focuses on careers in statistics, featuring articles about career preparation and looking at the careers of past and present members of the ASA.
CALL FOR STUDENT INTERNSHIP LISTINGS – Deadline: October 20, 2008
Organizations are invited to list internship opportunities in the December 2008 issue of Amstat News and on the ASA web site. Return the completed listing form to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20, 2008. Internship listings received after October 20, 2008 will be posted on the ASA web site only.
2009 UNITED NATIONS NATIONAL COMPETITIVE RECRUITMENT EXAMINATION – Deadline: October 31, 2008
The U.S. Department of State encourages qualified U.S. citizens to apply to take the 2009 United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination, which will be given in the fields of statistics, administration, economics, finance, information technology, public information, and social affairs. Applicants must be no more than 32 years old as of December 31, 2009. This is a wonderful opportunity that can lead to a promising UN career for bright, young Americans.
NATIONAL COMPETITION SUMMER 2009 – Deadline: November 14, 2008
The Joint Program in Survey Methodology is conducting a nationwide search for a limited number of Junior Fellows. This unique experience combines paid research assistantship at Federal Statistical Agencies in Washington, DC and ongoing educational seminars in survey research.
LEARNSTAT COURSE FOR FALL 2008
Applied Survival Analysis, presented by Susanne May
Friday, October 10
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
ORPA CONFERENCE 2008 – Washington, DC – October 10-11, 2008
Registration for ORPA 4 - Using Operations Research to Address Urban Transport and Water Resource Management Issues in Africa - is open. The conference will be held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. on October 10 -11, 2008 (the Friday and Saturday immediately preceding the 2008 INFORMS Conference). We encourage all academicians, practitioners, policy makers, and doctoral students who are interested in using operations research to address urban transport and water resource management issues in Africa to participate.
WEB-BASED TRAINING FROM THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SECTION
Stratified Analyses of Binary and (Potentially) Non-Normal Data
Devan Mehrotra (Merck)
October 21, 2008, Noon-2:00 PM (Eastern time)
Scott Patterson (Wyeth) and Byron Jones (Pfizer)
December 10, 2008, 10:00-Noon PM (Eastern time)
Classical Sample-size Analysis for Hypothesis Testing (Part I)
Ralph O'Brien (Case Western)
January 29, 2009, Noon-2:00 PM (Eastern time)
Classical Sample-size Analysis for Hypothesis Testing (Part II)
Ralph O'Brien (Case Western)
February 12, 2009, Noon-2:00 PM (Eastern time)
If you have any questions, please contact Rick Peterson.
64TH DEMING CONFERENCE ON APPLIED STATISTICS – Atlantic City, NJ – December 8–12, 2008
The 64th Deming Conference will have 12 half-day tutorial sessions based on recently published books running parallel for the first three days (December 8–10). The conference will continue with two two-day short courses on December 11 and 12. Books used for the tutorial sessions and short courses will be sold at appreciable discounts. An exhibition of books about applied statistics will be held during the conference. This conference is sponsored by the ASA’s Biopharmaceutical Section and the ASQ’s Metropolitan Section.
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JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION
2008 JSM Proceedings submissions for posters and papers orally presented in Denver will be accepted through October 27, 2008. If you presented your paper or poster in person, you are eligible to publish. Questions? Email Val Snider.
2009 ASA RATES
Please visit the ASA membership page for details on the benefits of your ASA membership as well as the 2009 membership rates.
ASA & NCHS RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
ASA in cooperation with the National Center for Health Statistics, created the ASA & NCHS Research Fellowship Program to bridge the gap between academic scholars and government health research programs. Fellows work to solve methodological problems and study analytic issues relevant to NCHS programs, data and facilities. Applicants should have a recognized research record and considerable expertise in the area of proposed research. For fullest consideration, fellowship applications are due by November 30; however applications will be accepted throughout the year until the positions are filled.
COPSS 2009 AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies Awards are jointly sponsored by the ASA, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Biometric Society ENAR, the International Biometric Society WNAR, and the Statistical Society of Canada. They are: the R.A. Fisher Lectureship; the Florence Nightingale David Award; the Elizabeth L. Scott Award; the George W. Snedecor Award; and the Presidents' Award.
ASA AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The ASA honors the recipients of many awards at the Presidential Address and Awards session of the annual Joint Statistical Meetings? More information and Calls for Nominations.
BI-ANNUAL DATA EXPOSITION
Every other year, at the Joint Statistical Meetings, the Graphics Section and the Computing Section join in sponsoring a special Poster Session called The Data Exposition. This year’s challenge is to analyze, summarize and visualize flight on-time performance.
STATISTICS EDUCATION WEB (STEW) IN SEARCH OF ASSOCIATE EDITORS AND REVIEWERS
The editor of Statistics Education Web, an online bank of peer-reviewed lesson plans for K–12 teachers of mathematics and science, is accepting applications/nominations for associate editors and reviewers. Those chosen will review lesson plans that showcase the use of statistical methods and ideas in science and mathematics based on framework and levels of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework. Associate editors and reviewers will be selected for each of the three GAISE levels. Interested persons should electronically submit a letter of interest and a current CV to the STEW Editor.
SPORTS STATISTICIANS NEEDED
ASA member Joseph Hilbe was recently appointed chair of the International Statistical Institute’s (ISI) Sports Statistics Committee. He is seeking statisticians who have an interest in sports statistics to participate in a panel discussion and special contributed papers session at next year’s ISI convention in Durban, South Africa (August 16–22). A focus of the discussions will be Olympic sports, but research related to other sports areas is welcome. Participants need not be members of the ISI. Interested statisticians please contact Joseph Hilbe.
NEW NSF PROGRAM SOLICITATION
A new NSF program solicitation is now available: CHE-DMR-DMS Solar Energy Initiative (SOLAR). The deadline for preliminary proposals (required) is December 16, 2008, with the deadline for full proposals of March 9, 2009.
NSF 2009 GRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP COMPETITION
The National Science Foundation invites you to apply for the 2009 Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF-GRFP) competition. This program offers up to three years of graduate school support—worth more than $120,000—to each award winner. Benefits include a $30,000 annual stipend, a $10,500 annual cost-of-education allowance, a one-time $1,000 travel allowance, and access to TeraGrid supercomputing facilities. U.S. citizens, nationals, and permanent residents at or near the beginning of their graduate study seeking research-based master’s and/or PhD degrees in NSF-supported science and engineering disciplines are eligible to apply. The application process is now open and will close in early November 2008.
CYBER-ENABLED DISCOVERY AND INNOVATION (CDI)
The timelines and review process for the Cyber-Enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI) solicitation are changing in 2009. A revised solicitation containing these changes will be posted shortly. These planned revisions reflect NSF's experience with the first round of proposals received in response the previous CDI solicitation.
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