ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News April 2010
Welcome to the April edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know April is Mathematics Awareness Month? Join the American Statistical Association, the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics as they celebrate mathematics. The theme for 2010 is “Mathematics and Sports.”
In Amstat News
AMSTAT NEWS ONLINE
Amstat News is now available online in an easier-to-read, interactive format. 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.
RACHEL TANUR MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR VISUAL SOCIOLOGY – Deadline: May 1, 2010
The Rachel Tanur Memorial Prize is awarded to encourage students to incorporate visual analysis in their study and understanding of social phenomena. The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate students (majoring in any social science).
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.
ANNOUNCING THE ASA HANDS-ON STATISTICS COMPETITION – Deadline: May 30, 2010
The American Statistical Association will participate in the USA Science and Engineering Festival to be held 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.
PROJECT COMPETITION DEADLINE FOR GRADES 10–12– Deadline: May 30, 2010
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. Projects for grades 10–12 are due May 30 to accommodate AP Statistics students who will be taking the AP Statistics exam in early May. Winners will be published in Amstat News and recognized with plaques, cash prizes, certificates, and calculators (donated by Texas Instruments).
THE DEMING LECTURESHIP COMMITTEE NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2011 LECTURER – Deadline: July 15, 2010
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2011 Deming Lecturer.
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CLINICAL TRIALS – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – April 27, 2010
The 2010 conference to be held April 27 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. For more information, contact Donna Zikowitz.
THE BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SECTION ANNOUNCES NEW WEBINAR IN ITS WEB-BASED TRAINING SERIES – April 29, 2010
A webinar titled “Introduction to the Nonlinear Mixed Effects Model and Pharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic Analysis” will be presented by Marie Davidian (North Carolina State University) on April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. EST.
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN DEFENSE AND NATIONAL SECURITY – Fairfax, Virginia – May 25–26, 2010
The program Quantitative Methods in Defense and National Security, to be held May 25–26, will consist of invited sessions that have been organized by the Technical Program Committee; contributed presentations; and a special poster session in the evening of the first night.
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, June 13–16. 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.
THE 41ST SYMPOSIUM ON THE INTERFACE OF COMPUTING SCIENCE AND STATISTICS – Seattle, Washington – June 16–19, 2010
The Interface Foundation of North America invites you to participate in the 41st Interface Symposium, June 16–19 in Seattle. This is the premier annual conference on the interface of computing and statistics.
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 on 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.
MEETING WITHIN A MEETING (MWM) STATISTICS WORKSHOP FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS – Vancouver, British Columbia – August 4–5, 2010
MWM will take place in conjunction with the Joint Statistical Meetings this summer in Vancouver, British Columbia. The workshop on August 4–5 is meant to strengthen middle- and high- school mathematics and science teachers’ understanding of statistics and to provide them with hands-on activities they can use in their own classrooms.
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, September 20–22. The workshop provides a forum for scientific exchange among statisticians from government, industry, and academia.
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2010 JSM PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
The 2010 JSM preliminary program is now available online. View the entire technical program, or search by name, keyword, or sponsor.
JASA THEORY AND METHODS CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS OF TWO CO-EDITORS
The American Statistical Association invites nominations and applications for two editors to serve as co-editors of the Journal of the American Statistical Association, Theory and Methods.
FREE DOWNLOAD OF FEATURED JASA ARTICLES
Let a friend or colleague know! The following articles are available for free:
– “A Moving Average Approach for Spatial Statistical Models of Stream Networks,” by Jay M. Ver Hoef and Erin E. Peterson, with comment from Noel Cressie, David O’Donnell, and Sujit K. Sahu
– “A Statistical Framework for Differential Privacy,” by Larry Wasserman and Shuheng Zhou
STATISTICS TEACHER NETWORK (STN) IS 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. STN issue 75 is now posted online.
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, please email Megan Mocko or call (352) 273-2975.
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