ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News June 2009
Welcome to the June edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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AMSTAT NEWS ONLINE
Amstat News is now available online. View the June issue.
JSM 2009 REGISTRATION – Early Bird Deadline – June 29, 2009
Registration for JSM 2009—to be held in Washington, DC—is open. Register before June 29, 2009, to take advantage of the Early Bird rates.
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. Teachers of statistics at two-year colleges and those planning a career in statistics education are especially encouraged to attend.
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. Please 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.
65th ANNUAL DEMING CONFERENCE ON APPLIED STATISTICS – Atlantic City, New Jersey – December 7–11, 2009
The Deming Conference on Applied Statistics will provide a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies. The conference will be followed by two parallel short courses: Analysis of Clustered Categorical Data by. Alan Agresti of the University of Florida and Bernhard Klingenberg of Williams College and Statistical Evaluation of Surrogate Endpoints in Clinical Trials by Geert Molenberghs of I-BioStat, Universities of Hasselt and Leuven.
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 CAREER PLACEMENT
Take advantage of the full-service recruiting facility for employers and job seekers at the JSM Career Placement Service during JSM this year in Washington, DC. If you are an employer with statistical openings or a statistician looking for a new or first job, this is the place for you!
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. It also keeps 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 today.
JEBS CALL FOR EDITORS
The Management Committee of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics (JEBS) invites applications and nominations for the editorship of Volumes 36–38 (2011–2013). Cosponsored by the American Educational Research Association and the American Statistical Association, JEBS provides an outlet for papers that develop original statistical methods useful for the applied statistician working in educational or behavioral research. The new editor(s) will assume responsibility for the 2011 volume year (Volume 36) and begin to receive manuscripts in July 2010 for publication in 2011 and should expect to receive manuscripts through June 30, 2013. If you are interested in serving as the next JEBS editor(s), please indicate your interest, and you will be sent a letter outlining application requirements. If you wish to nominate an editor or editorial team, please send a letter of nomination and a curriculum vita for the candidate(s). Send all inquiries and nominations to Todd Reitzel, AERA director of publications.
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 users 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 of 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 of the 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.
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. Under terms of the agreement, the ASA and Wiley-Blackwell will cooperate in the development of the journal’s editorial policy and scope.
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. This series was developed as part of the follow-up activities for the Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Workshop for K–12 Mathematics and Science Teachers held in conjunction with the Joint Statistical Meetings. 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 visiting the STN web site and subscribing to the STN newsletter. 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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