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ASA Member News February 2010
Welcome to the February edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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AMSTAT NEWS LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE PRESENCE
Amstat News is now available online in an easier-to-read, interactive format. Gone is the isolated and static PDF of the printed magazine. In its place is a fully HTML version that takes advantage of what the Internet offers today. Visitors to Amstat News online can also leave comments about an article, prompting discussion among colleagues about what is important to them.
Additionally, Amstat News readers can follow the magazine on Twitter at @AmstatNews. This will help them stay in the loop when a new issue is made live.
AWM ESSAY CONTEST – Deadline: February 27, 2010
To increase awareness of women’s ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences, the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) is sponsoring an essay contest for biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. This contest is open to students in the following categories: grades 6–8, grades 9–12, and college undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category.
ASA FELLOW NOMINATIONS – Deadline: March 1, 2010
The ASA is pleased to announce that nominations for 2010 ASA Fellow will be submitted electronically.
MARY G. AND JOSEPH NATRELLA SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline March 1, 2010
This scholarship will support participation of two students in the 2010 Joint Research Conference on Statistics in Quality, Industry, and Technology, to be held in Gaithersburg, Maryland, May 25–27, 2010. Winners of the scholarship will receive a $3,000 grant, complimentary registration for the conference and associated short course, $500 stipend toward travel and housing expenses, and an opportunity to present their research work at the conference. Application is open to full-time students pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree at an accredited college or university and who have a demonstrated interest in applications of statistics to quality and productivity.
MATHEMATICA SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM – Deadline: March 12, 2010
Mathematica’s summer fellowship program provides students enrolled in a master’s or PhD program in public policy or a social science the opportunity to build their research skills in a nonacademic environment. Summer fellows pursue independent research on a policy issue of relevance to the economic and social problems of minority groups and individuals with disabilities. Fellows receive a stipend of $6,000 for full participation ($2,000 per month), plus $500 toward project-related expenses.
ELLIS R. OTT SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline: April 1, 2010
The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality has $5,000 scholarships to support students who are enrolled in, or are accepted into, a master’s degree or higher program with a concentration in applied statistics and/or quality management. Forms will be accepted until April 1. For more information, contact Lynne Hare.
KNOWLEDGE DISCOVERY WITH SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINES – March 26, 2010
The Chicago Chapter of the ASA is sponsoring the workshop “Knowledge Discovery with Support Vector Machines,” to be presented by Lutz Hamel at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Friday, March 26.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CLINICAL TRIALS - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 27, 2010
The 2010 conference will focus on statistical issues in comparative effectiveness research, bringing together leading scientists to make presentations and lead open discussions about state-of-the-art and developing statistical methods. In addition to the scheduled speakers, the conference will include two panel discussions—one to set the stage and the second to synthesize and challenge presentations and propose future directions. Scholarly exchange of ideas and lively discussions are expected. Participants from academic institutions, industry, and government agencies with an interest in contributing to these discussions are encouraged to register. For more information contact Donna Zikowitz.
2010 RADIATION AND HEALTH CONFERENCE – Annapolis, Maryland – June 13–16, 2010
The 2010 Radiation and Health Conference, with the theme “Radiation Exposures in Medicine: Biological and Public Health Significance,” will be held at the Westin in Annapolis, Maryland. It will provide a forum for bringing together leading internationally known scientists and new investigators working in the biophysical, biological, biostatistical, and public health aspects of radiation epidemiology.
2010 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Washington, DC – September 20–22, 2010
The 2010 FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop will be held at the Grand Hyatt, Washington, DC. The workshop provides a forum for scientific exchange among statisticians from government, industry, and academia. To submit a proposal for an invited session or short course, please contact the workshop co-chairs Ivan Chan and Qian Grave.
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Help Stimulate Students’ Interest in Statistics: Announcing the ASA Hands-On Statistics Competition
The American Statistical Association will participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival, October 23–24, 2010, on the National Mall in
As a member, you know the ASA journals cover every aspect of statistical inquiry. We invite you to share this valuable literature with your colleagues or anyone you know has an interest in statistics. When you do, they will enjoy 90 days of free access to the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Statistics in Biopharmaceutical Research, The American Statistician, and Technometrics. Our online interface allows visitors to browse the journals and search full text, abstracts, and citations using any number of criteria, including author and date of publication.
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President Obama announced the establishment of National Lab Day, a nationwide movement to bring together stakeholders in communities of support where science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals and teachers work to provide high-quality, hands-on, discovery-based lab experiences for students. The ASA is participating in this program and offering ways for members to become involved in their communities.ASA Members get Special Rate on Journal of Nonparametric Statistics
ASA members can now subscribe to the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics for a reduced rate.
Did you know you can have the table of contents for any ASA journal emailed to you immediately after the issue publishes, regardless of whether you have a subscription? If you’re an ASA member, log in through the ASA Members Only link, click on the journal you’re interested in, and then click “Sign up for eAlerts” near the top of the page. It’s easy, and you’ll receive a list of the articles in each issue as it publishes, with links to each article.
ASA AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
2010 POSTER AND PROJECT COMPETITIONS
Introduce K–12 students to statistics through the 2010 poster and project competitions, directed by the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability. The competitions offer opportunities for students to formulate questions, gather and display data, and draw conclusions from data. Posters (grades K–12) are due every year on April 1. Projects are due on April 1 for grades 4–6 and 7–9 and on May 30 for grades 10–12. Winners will be recognized with plaques, cash prizes, certificates, and calculators (donated by Texas Instruments) and their names will be published in Amstat News.
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