ASA Member News Archive
JSM 2009 Edition of ASA Member News
Welcome to the JSM edition of ASA Member News.
Washington, DC STATbit
Did you know the White House was originally called the “President’s Palace” or the “President’s House”? A Baltimore reporter once called it the White House in a newspaper article and the name caught on. Theodore Roosevelt made this the official name in 1901.
JSM Events Outlook
JSM PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE
See the online JSM program for up-to-the-minute, accurate information about this year’s activities.
FREE CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR – August 2, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Make your JSM plans now to attend a FREE career development seminar on Sunday, August 2, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Meeting Room 4 of the Renaissance Hotel. A panel of statisticians from the Energy Information Administration, Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, National Center for Education Statistics, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will discuss From Evidence to Policy - Careers in Government Statistics. If you are considering a career in government statistics, your attendance is essential.
JSM FIRST-TIME ATTENDEE ORIENTATION AND RECEPTION – August 2, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Renaissance Washington, DC, Hotel, Grand Ballroom
Looking to get the most out of your first JSM experience? Join us for great information, networking, and food at the Renaissance Washington, DC, Hotel, Grand Ballroom. There is no cost to attend, but a ticket is required for entry, so if you did not register for this event in advance, please stop by the registration desk and add it to your registration.
JSM STUDENT MIXER – August 3, 2008, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Renaissance Washington, DC, Hotel, Grand Ballroom South
All students are invited to attend the JSM Student Mixer. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other students. Join this event for refreshments and the chance to walk away with a great door prize donated by one of many JSM supporting companies. Special thanks to Capital One for sponsoring this year's Student Mixer.
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 STATISTICS WORKSHOP FOR K–12 MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS – 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 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.
IMPLEMENTING WEBINARS IN YOUR CHAPTER’S ACTIVITIES – August 4, 2009, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Web-based meetings and events have become an increasingly beneficial and cost-effective alternative to face-to-face events. The Council of Chapters workshop from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, will feature a session on implementing and using webinars to enhance chapter activities. Attendees will learn the nuts and bolts of conducting webinars, including selecting an appropriate vendor to suit their needs, setting up a webinar event, and hosting a webinar event. There will be a demonstration of webinar applications, and each step of the process will be reviewed. Examples will be provided for using webinars for continuing education, K–12 teacher enhancement, and chapter officer meetings. The workshop is open to all members of ASA chapters.
COC INVITED SESSION – August 4, 2009, 10:30 a.m.
The Council of Chapters invited session is titled “Emerging Trends and Evidence in High-Dimensional ‘Omics’ Investigations.” This session will bring together three distinguished speakers and an equally distinguished discussant to explore this topic from both scientific and philosophical perspectives. David B. Allison will lead the session with a talk titled “Biostatistics’ Rise as an Empirical Science: Genomic Research as the Leavening Agent.” Dan Nettleton will then present “The Role of Permutation and Randomization Tests in High-Dimensional Studies.” The third talk will be by Mark van der Laan, titled “Inferring Causal Effects in High-Dimensional Studies.” Rounding out the session as discussant is Heping Zhang.
Visit the JSM Onsite Information page to see JSM hours of operation for exhibits, the Career Placement Service, registration, the ASA Marketplace, and many other areas. You also can view general information to help you schedule all you want to see and experience during JSM.
Special Opportunities and Announcements
Don’t forget to check in to the JSM Speaker Management Room, Room 154A in the convention center, to upload or check your previously uploaded presentation.
JSM CYBER CENTER
There are 20 terminals with Internet access available for your emailing needs, as well as three printers. Also, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center has wireless Internet access throughout the building for $24.95 per day. There will be no internal message center, so make sure to take advantage of these Internet options. Thank you to Capital One and RTI International for their generous support of the JSM 2009 Cyber Center!
EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER
The JSM conference emergency telephone number is (202) 249-4051. This will connect you to the JSM Special Assistance Desk and should only be used for emergency purposes. All other calls or messages should be left in the attendee’s guestroom on his/her voice mail. The emergency contact phone will be answered only during posted registration hours.
2009 JSM SPONSORS
The ASA wishes to acknowledge and extend its appreciation to those companies that are 2009 JSM Sponsors: Platinum SAS, Capital One, Eli Lilly and Company; Gold CRC Press, Minitab Inc., SPSS, Springer, RTI International, STATA, Wiley-Blackwell; Silver Abbott Laboratories, Cytel Software, Elsevier, GfK Custom Research North America, Energy Information Administration (EIA), Brooks/Cole, National Security Agency, Pearson, Salford Systems, SYSTAT, and Travelers Insurance. Learn more about the JSM Sponsorship program.
JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION SITE OPENS AUGUST 24
Submissions for the 2009 JSM Proceedings (for papers and posters orally presented in Washington, DC) will be accepted August 24 through September 25, 2009. Keep an eye out for an email with instructions and a template, and don’t forget to set your spam blockers to accept emails from addresses ending with @amstat.org.
MAKING SENSE OF STATISTICAL STUDIES AVAILABLE IN THE ASA MARKETPLACE
Making Sense of Statistical Studies, 15 hands-on investigations that provide students with experience designing and analyzing statistical studies, will be available for sale in the ASA Marketplace during JSM. The Marketplace is located near the registration area in the convention center.
All about Washington, DC
VISITING WASHINGTON, DC
Welcome to the nation’s capital! Summer is a great time to visit Washington, DC. The average high temperature in August is 87˚F with an average low of 65˚F. There are plenty of fun, free things to do in DC. Washington, DC, boasts wonderful restaurants, museums, and sporting and cultural events. For local information about transportation, area attractions, restaurants, and more, please check the JSM local information page.
The Metro system in Washington, DC, is the best way to get around the city, if not on foot. Metro operates on both bus and rail, and the yellow and green rail lines run directly to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for easy access. Metro maps.
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