ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News May 2010
Welcome to the May edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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In Amstat News
ASA AND THE RSS ANNOUNCE JOINT PUBLICATION OF SIGNIFICANCE
Beginning in September, the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) will join forces to co-publish Significance,a high quality, highly respected and well circulated publication that is directed not only to statisticians but also to the general public interested in statistics and the analysis and use of data. The quarterly magazine, which the RSS has published since 2004, uses non-statistical language to communicate and demonstrate, in an entertaining and thought-provoking way, the practical use of statistics in all walks of life and to show how statistics benefit society.
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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 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 have their names published in Amstat News and be recognized with plaques, cash prizes, certificates, and calculators (donated by Texas Instruments).
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS OF EXECUTIVE EDITOR FOR STATISTICS SURVEYS – Deadline: June 4, 2010
The American Statistical Association has invited nominations for the position of executive editor of Statistics Surveys. Statistics Surveys is an open-access, online-only journal that publishes survey articles in theoretical, computational, and applied statistics. Statistics Surveys is a relatively new journal that receives approximately 25 to 30 submissions per year. The new editor will serve from 2010 through 2012. Nominations should be sent to email@example.com.
CAVELL BROWNIE SCHOLARS JSM MENTORING PROGRAM - DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2010
The Cavell Brownie Scholars JSM Mentoring Program is a conference mentoring program for diverse graduate students and postdocs who are interested in a faculty career. The goal of the program is to increase the representation of students and post-docs from under-represented groups pursuing academic careers and entering the professoriate. The program pairs graduate students and post doctoral scholars with faculty mentors at the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia. Nominations are encouraged for doctoral students and postdoctoral scholars who are working toward a faculty career and who have the potential to contribute to diversity among faculty in the field of statistics.
DEMING LECTURESHIP COMMITTEE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2011 LECTURER – Deadline: July 15, 2010
Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Deming Lecturer.
2010 RADIATION AND HEALTH CONFERENCE – Annapolis, Maryland – June 13–16
The 2010 ASA Conference on Radiation and Health, 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.
INTERFACE 2010: THE 41ST SYMPOSIUM ON THE INTERFACE OF COMPUTING SCIENCE AND STATISTICS – Seattle, Washington – June 16–19
The Interface Foundation of North America invites you to participate in the 41st Interface Symposium, 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. Contact Keith Crank for more information.
NISS/ASA WRITING WORKSHOP FOR JUNIOR RESEARCHERS – Vancouver, British Columbia – August 1, 2010
The National Institute of Statistical Science and the ASA will hold a writing workshop for junior researchers. There is no fee to participate.
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 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
The 2010 FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. The workshop provides a forum for scientific exchange among statisticians from government, industry, and academia. Additional short courses will be available on September 20. Registration for the workshop will open on June 1.
66TH ANNUAL DEMING CONFERENCE ON APPLIED STATISTICS - Atlantic City, New Jersey – December 6–10, 2010
The 66th Deming Conference will include two parallel half-day tutorial sessions based on recently published books for the first three days for a total of 12 tutorial sessions. Then, the conference will continue with two two-day short courses. Attendees will receive bound proceedings of the presentations.
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ROBERT RODRIGUEZ ELECTED AS 107TH ASA PRESIDENT
Robert Rodriguez will serve as President-elect beginning Jan. 1, 2011; his term as president begins Jan. 1, 2012. Mary Mulry, U.S. Census Bureau, was selected as ASA vice president. A. John Bailer of Miami (OH) University will serve as the Board representative for the Council of Sections, and Bonnie LaFleur, University of Arizona, will serve as the Board representative for the Council of Chapters. The International Representative will be Raymond Chambers of the University of Wollongong. All their terms will begin January 1, 2012. See the complete election results.
JSM CAREER PLACEMENT
Take advantage of the JSM Career Placement Service, a full-service recruiting facility for employers and job seekers. If you are an employer with statistical openings or a statistician looking for a new or first job, this is the place for you. The online résumé and job searches open June 1.
U.S. CENSUS AT SCHOOL PROGRAM NOW ONLINE
The ASA launched the U.S. version of Census at School, an international classroom project that engages students in grades 4 to 12 in statistical problem solving. Students complete a brief online survey, analyze their class census results, and compare their class with random samples of students in the United States and other participating countries. The project began in the United Kingdom in 2000 and now includes Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, and Japan.
FREE DOWNLOAD OF FEATURED JCGS ARTICLE
Let a friend or colleague know the Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics article “Rainbow Plots, Bagplots, and Boxplots for Functional Data,” by Rob J. Hyndman and Han Lin Shang, is available for free at http://pubs.amstat.org/toc/jcgs/19/1.
REGISTER NOW – BUSINESS & ECONOMICS STATISTICS SECTION JSM SPEAKER WITH LUNCH
Hal R. Varian, chief economist at Google, will present “Predicting the Present with Google Trends” during a JSM speaker with lunch session. Be sure to register for this exciting add-on. Seats are limited, so register today.
JUDGES SOUGHT FOR ASA PROJECT COMPETITION
The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability 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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