ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News May 2009
Welcome to the May edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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AMSTAT NEWS ONLINE
Amstat News, the monthly membership magazine of the American Statistical Association, is available online.
PROJECT COMPETITION DEADLINE FOR GRADES 10–12 EXTENDED – Deadline: May 30, 2009
Introduce K–12 students to statistics through the poster and project competitions directed by the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability. Winners will be published in Amstat News and recognized with plaques, cash prizes, certificates, and calculators (donated by Texas Instruments).
NISS/ASA WRITING WORKSHOP FOR JUNIOR RESEARCHERS – Deadline: June 1, 2009
The National Institute of Statistical Science (NISS) and the ASA will hold a writing workshop for junior researchers. The goal of the workshop is to provide instruction in how to write journal articles and grant proposals. Applications are due by June 1, 2009, and successful applicants will be notified by June 30. Applications received after June 1 will be considered if space is available.
2009 NEW ENGLAND SYMPOSIUM ON STATISTICS IN SPORTS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Deadline: June 15, 2009
The 2009 New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports will be a meeting of 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 symposium format will be a mixture of invited talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion. Students are particularly encouraged to submit abstracts; a prize will be awarded for the best student poster as decided by a panel of judges. Please email abstracts as a Word or plain text file by June 15, 2009, to email@example.com for consideration. Details about the conference, including registration information, are forthcoming.
UPCOMING SECTION-SPONSORED WEBINAR
Time Series Analysis Using ARIMA Models
Wednesday, May 27
Presented by Murat Kulahci, Technical University of Denmark
Sponsored by the Quality and Productivity Section
GRAYBILL CONFERENCE VIII – Fort Collins, Colorado – June 22–26, 2009
This year’s Graybill Conference will bring together a wide range of researchers, practitioners, and graduate students whose work is related to the analysis of extreme values. The program emphasis will be on both probabilistic aspects and statistical modeling in a variety of applications.
SEMINAR ON INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TURN STATISTICS INTO KNOWLEDGE – Washington, DC – July 15–16, 2009
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, U.S. Census Bureau, and The World Bank are pleased to invite you to attend a jointly sponsored seminar, themed Innovative Approaches to Turn Statistics Into Knowledge. Leading-edge products will be showcased.
THIRD BIENNIAL UNITED STATES CONFERENCE ON TEACHING STATISTICS – Columbus, Ohio – June 25–27, 2009
The third biennial United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS '09) will be held at The Ohio State University and hosted by CAUSE, the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education. The target audience for USCOTS is teachers of undergraduate and AP Statistics, from any discipline or type of institution.
24TH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON STATISTICAL MODELING – Ithaca, New York – July 20–24, 2009
The 24th International Workshop on Statistical Modeling will be held at Cornell University.
THIRD WORKSHOP FOR CHAIRS OF PROGRAMS IN STATISTICS AND BIOSTATISTICS – Alexandria, Virginia – July 31–August 1, 2009
The Caucus of Academic Representatives will hold its third Workshop for Chairs of Programs in Statistics and Biostatistics July 31–August 1 at ASA headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia. This workshop is designed to provide information and discussion for leaders of statistics and biostatistics groups and departments.
BEYOND AP STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Washington, DC – August 3, 2009
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is pleased to sponsor a Beyond AP Statistics workshop at the annual Joint Statistical Meetings in Washington, DC, on August 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Organized by Roxy Peck, the BAPS workshop is offered for experienced AP Statistics teachers and consists of enrichment material just beyond the basic AP syllabus. The cost of the workshop is $50, which covers all materials and lunch.
MEETING WITHIN A MEETING WORKSHOP FOR K–12 MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS – Washington, DC – August 3–4, 2009
MWM will take place in conjunction with JSM this summer in Washington, DC. The workshop is meant to strengthen K–12 mathematics and science teachers' understanding of statistics and to provide them with hands-on activities they can use in their own classrooms. This year's MWM workshop will include a field trip to the U.S. Census Bureau. The cost of the workshop is $30, which covers all materials and lunch.
2009 ASA FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Washington, DC – September 24–25, 2009
The 2009 workshop will be held at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, DC. Join statisticians from industry, academia, and the FDA for two days of sessions focused on the science and statistics associated with the development of medical products. Additional short courses will be available on September 23. Registration for the workshop will open on June 1.
CONFERENCE ON FRONTIER OF STATISTICAL DECISION MAKING AND BAYESIAN ANALYSIS – San Antonio, Texas – March 17–20, 2010
In honor of James O. Berger and his contributions to the statistics community, this conference will be held at the downtown campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio. The conference consists of plenary, invited, and poster sessions. Plenary speakers include Donald Berry, Lawrence Brown, Persi Diaconis, Stephen Fienberg, and Alan Gelfand. The conference will provide an overview of the past, present, and future developments of statistical decisionmaking and Bayesian analysis. For more information, contact Keying Ye.
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JSM 2009 REGISTRATION
Registration for JSM 2009—to be held in Washington, DC—is now open.
JSM CAREER PLACEMENT
Take advantage of the full-service recruiting facility for employers and job seekers at the JSM Career Placement Service. If you are an employer with statistical openings or a statistician looking for a new or first job, this is the place for you! The online resume and job searches open June 1, 2009.
CHANCE NOW ONLINE
CHANCE, a magazine of the ASA, is now available online to all K–12 members and ASA member subscribers. CHANCE focuses on the use of statistics in everyday life and is for anyone with an interest in the analysis of data. CHANCE keeps its readers informed about developments and ideas in a variety of areas, including government statistics and sports. To access CHANCE online, visit Members Only. If you do not have a subscription to CHANCE, but are an ASA member, subscribe to CHANCE.
Those words—once shouted by people hawking newspapers on street corners everywhere—have largely gone the way of the dodo. But you can receive the present-day equivalent in your email for every journal the ASA publishes. Simply click on the journal you are interested in, and then click on Sign up for TOC Alerts. With that, the table of contents of every issue will land in your in-box with links to the issue and each article. Even if you do not subscribe to a particular journal, go ahead and get the TOC alert, and know what is going on in the most important statistical journals in the world.
FREE ONLINE ACCESS TO JABES
ASA members now have free online access to the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES). JABES, published quarterly, is a joint publication of the American Statistical Association and the International Biometric Society. To access the journal, visit ASA Members Only.
NEW TEACHER RESOURCE: MAKING SENSE OF STATISTICAL STUDIES
Are hot dogs unhealthy? What percent of people wear their seat belts when driving? These are just two examples of the types of questions students will explore in Making Sense of Statistical Studies (MSSS). The Student Module consists of 15 hands-on investigations that provide students with valuable experience in designing and analyzing statistical studies. It is written for an upper middle-school or high-school audience having some background in exploratory data analysis and basic probability. The Teacher's Module includes supporting resources to help teachers use MSSS effectively in their classrooms, as well as all the pages from the Student Module.
NEW! LEARNSTAT ONDEMAND
Webinars free the audience from having to travel and physically be in the same location for a training session. Now, recorded webinars free the audience from having to view the presentation at a certain date and time. After registering for a LearnSTAT OnDemand offering, a password will allow the user to access and view the file at their leisure for seven days.
Beyond the Factory Floor: Succeeding with Lean Six Sigma Outside of Manufacturing
Presented by Roger Hoerl, GE Corporate Research
Recorded April 30, 2008, running time 1 hour and 46 minutes
Sponsored by the Quality and Productivity Section
Emphasizing Conceptual Understanding in Statistics
Presented by Bob delMas, University of Minnesota
Recorded February 26, 2009, running time 1 hour and 42 minutes
Cosponsored by the ASA and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)
LIBRARY SLIPPED? LET THEM KNOW
It is no secret that libraries are under tremendous budget pressure, but when your library lets the subscription lapse on your favorite ASA journals, let them know you miss them. You can now recommend ASA titles right from the ASA publications page. Click on any title and, at the top, you will find a link to Recommend this title to your Librarian. Your ASA journals are a vital link for you and valuable resources for students and practitioners of so many other disciplines. Has your librarian heard from you? Maybe it's time to let them know about statistics, the ASA, and our journals.
FREE TRIAL OF THE JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL STATISTICS
The Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics (JEBS) is jointly sponsored by the ASA and the American Educational Research Association. Until the end of May, you can sample JEBS online for free. Register at for free online access through May 31, 2009, to all JEBS issues going back to 1999. Each quarterly issue of JEBS offers original statistical methods that are useful for the applied statistician working in educational or behavioral research; new methods of analysis; and critical reviews of current practice, tutorial presentations of less well-known methods, and novel applications of already known methods. Beginning this year, JEBS will increase in size to publish even more important statistics research.
JUDGES SOUGHT FOR ASA PROJECT COMPETITION
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee is seeking judges for the ASA Project Competition. Judging takes place via email during the summer and requires about four hours of your time. If interested, email Megan Mocko or call (352) 273-2975.
STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AND DATA MINING CALL FOR PAPERS
Wiley-Blackwell and the American Statistical Association have entered into a new, cooperative publishing agreement for the journal Statistical Analysis and Data Mining.
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. Interested persons should electronically submit a letter of interest and a current CV or résumé to STEW Editor Scott Street and ASA K–16 Education Manager Rebecca Nichols.
FREE STATISTICS EDUCATION WEBINARS & RESOURCES
The American Statistical Association offers free webinars on K–12 statistics education topics. The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education also offers free webinars on undergraduate statistics education topics.
STATISTICS TEACHER NETWORK (STN) IS NOW ONLINE
The Statistics Teacher Network (STN) is a free newsletter published by the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K–12. Be informed when future editions are available by subscribing to the STN newsletter by visiting the STN web site. Paper copies of STN will no longer be mailed. We welcome your feedback on the electronic format. As always, readers are encouraged to submit articles for publication to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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