Welcome to the June edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know the Continuing Education (CE) program at JSM 2010 will feature 22 short courses and 13 Computer Technology Workshops? The CE program features some of the most respected instructors in statistics teaching the most relevant topics in the field. Space in the courses and workshops is limited, so register today.
In Amstat News
Board Approves Accreditation Guidelines
The ASA Board of Directors recently approved a set of guidelines for accreditation developed by the ASA Accreditation Committee. Read the article.
JSM 2010 REGISTRATION – Early Bird Deadline – June 29, 2010
Registration for JSM 2010—to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia—is open. Register before June 29, 2010, to take advantage of the Early Bird rates. Register now.
JSM CAREER PLACEMENT - Deadline for Resumes - July 14, 2010
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 opened June 1. Register now.
DEMING LECTURESHIP COMMITTEE ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR 2011 LECTURER – Deadline: July 15, 2010
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 in Vancouver. This workshop is designed to provide information and discussion for leaders of statistics and biostatistics groups and departments. Watch the caucus web site or contact the ASA’s Research and Graduate Education Manager 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. Read the full announcement.
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.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 2010 FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop – Washington, DC – September 20–22, 2010
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.
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.
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 problemsolving. Students complete a brief online survey, analyze their class census results, and compare their class data with random samples of students in the United States and other participating countries.
2010 EDUCATIONAL AMBASSADOR SELECTED
Members of the Committee on International Relations in Statistics are pleased to announce the selection of the 2010 ASA Educational Ambassador. Eiliana Montero Rojas, of Costa Rica, will take the two-day JSM Continuing Education course Casual Inference, presented by Miguel Hernan and James Robins, and the one-day course An Introduction to R for SAS, SPSS, and Stata Users, presented by Robert Muenchen and Ralph O’Brien. For more information about the ASA Educational Ambassador program, contact Martha Aliaga, ASA director of education.
Don’t forget to think about the JSM Proceedings as you prepare your papers for JSM. The proceedings will be available at the end of the year for all JSM registrants.
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