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ASA Member News March 2010
Welcome to the March edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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MARY G. AND JOSEPH NATRELLA SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline March 29, 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.
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.
2010 POSTER AND PROJECT COMPETITIONS - Deadline: April 1, 2010
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.
ALGORITHMS FOR THREAT DETECTION PROPOSAL – Deadline: May 20, 2010
The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) has formed a partnership with the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to develop the next generation of mathematical and statistical algorithms for the detection of chemical and biological threats. The NSF solicits proposals from the mathematical sciences community in two main thrust areas: mathematical and statistical techniques for genomics and mathematical and statistical techniques for the analysis of data from sensor systems.
THE KANSAS-WESTERN MISSOURI CHAPTER ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM AND SHORT COURSE – Kansas City, Missouri – April 8-9, 2010
The Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of ASA announces its annual symposium Innovations in Design, Analysis, and Dissemination: Frontiers in Biostatistical Methods and the accompanying short course Introduction to the Design and Analysis of Cluster Randomization Trials to be presented by Allan Donner. The Symposium will take place at the Cerner Vision Center on Cerner Corporation's World Headquarters campus in Kansas City, Missouri on April 8-9, 2010. This event is sponsored by the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of the American Statistical Association, the Department of Biostatistics at The University of Kansas Medical Center, and Cerner Corporation.
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.
THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SECTION ANNOUNCES NEW WEBINAR IN ITS WEB-BASED TRAINING SERIES
An Introduction to the Nonlinear Mixed Effects Model and Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Analysis
Marie Davidian (North Carolina State University)
Thursday, April 29, noon - 2:00 p.m. Eastern time
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.
FOURTH WORKSHOP FOR CHAIRS OF PROGRAMS IN STATISTICS AND BIOSTATISTICS – Vancouver, British Columbia – July 31, 2010
The Caucus of Academic Representatives will hold its fourth Workshop for Chairs of Programs in Statistics and Biostatistics July 31, prior to JSM in Vancouver. This workshop is designed to provide information and discussion for leaders of statistics and biostatistics groups and departments. Watch the Caucus website or contact Keith Crank for more information.
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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PUBLISHING ANIMATIONS, 3D VISUALIZATIONS, AND MOVIES IN JCGS
Moving Pictures: If you liked the journal, you'll LOVE the movies! Check out the lead editorial in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics.
LIVE ONLINE DISCUSSION ON STATUS OF CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE
Richard L. Smith, L. Mark Berliner, and Peter Guttorp, the authors of the article: Statisticians Comment on Status of Climate Change Science in the March issue of Amstat News, are going to discuss their article online LIVE from noon to 1 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 31.
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 Washington, DC. We want your help to design hands-on activities to attract students to the ASA booth. The winner will receive a $750 prize and trip for two to the festival. Two gold medal prizes of $500 also will be awarded.
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WIRES WIN THREE PRIZES AT THE PROSE AWARDS
The Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews (WIREs) series has received three prestigious awards in scholarly publishing. WIRES: Computational Statistics is edited by ASA members Edward Wegman, David Scott and Yasmin Said. The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Awards) named the WIREs as joint winner of this year’s R.R. Hawkins Award, the association’s top prize, established in 1976 to recognize outstanding scholarly works in all disciplines of the arts and sciences. The WIREs series also won for the award for eProduct/Best Multidiscipline Platform and the award for Excellence in Reference Works.
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.
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