ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News August 2010
Welcome to the August edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
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ASA 2010 POSTER AND PROJECT WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 poster and project competitions.
ASA ACCREDITATION PROGRAM
The ASA Board of Directors recently approved a set of guidelines for accreditation developed by the ASA Accreditation Committee. The committee was formed last year, after the board endorsed a recommendation to begin a program of voluntary individual accreditation of statisticians. ASA members interested in the new voluntary program for individual accreditation should fill out the intent-to-apply form online.
AMSTAT NEWS CHANGES
Starting with the November issue, the online version of Amstat News will offer detailed announcements and articles, while the printed version will contain shorter articles to accommodate a smaller, but full-color, magazine. Why the change? In addition to the ASA's nearly 18,000 members, anyone with an Internet connection can view your news online. It's fast, convenient, and always up to date. Meanwhile, the cost of printing continues to rise. Taking these steps will allow us to offer a quality publication and get your information to as many people as possible. Continue to send announcements as you always have to Amstat News Managing Editor Megan Murphy, make sure to include a website where readers can get more information, or contact information for someone who will answer questions, attach photos and art (in high-resolution .jpg format), and send your article by the first of every month proceeding the month you wish to see it published. For example, if you would like your article to appear online in November, send it no later than October 1.
2010 ASA FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP REGISTRATION & HOUSING OPEN – Washington, DC – September 20–22, 2010 - Advance Registration Deadline: September 13
Registration and housing are now open for the 2010 FDA/Industry Workshop, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, DC. Join statisticians from industry, academia, and the FDA for two days of sessions focused on the science and statistics associated with the development of medical products. Additional short courses will be available on September 20.
JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION SITE OPEN - Submission Deadline: September 24
If you orally presented a paper or poster at JSM, you’re eligible to publish it in the 2010 JSM Proceedings. The submission site will open at 9:00 a.m. EDT on August 23 and close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 24. Email Valerie Nirala with any questions.
MEASURING AND ENHANCING SERVICES TRADE DATE AND INFORMATION CONFERENCE – Washington, DC – September 14, 2010
The International Trade Administration—in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and private-sector innovators—will present an informative one-day conference titled "Measuring and Enhancing Services Trade Data and Information." The conference is a kick-off event for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s initiative to collect and disseminate the data and information needed to enable services industries to make better informed business decisions. It will feature innovative approaches to collection and dissemination of data and information from public and private sources. By initiating a public-private dialog about services data innovation and the measurement of services production and trade, this conference supports the competitiveness of U.S. services industries in a challenging and dynamic global trading environment.
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.
NEW ASA CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM PROVIDES WEB-BASED TRAINING ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
The LearnSTAT OnDemand program offers access to previously recorded webinars on an on-demand, pay-per-view basis. The recorded webinars are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long. This increased flexibility will appeal to ASA members who regularly have scheduling conflicts with the live presentations; work in Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia; or who were not aware of the webinar program previously.
THE AMERICAN STATISTICAL ASSOCIATION AND BERKLEY ELECTRONIC PRESS PARTNER TO PUBLISH ONLINE SPORTS JOURNAL
ASA members now have access to the Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports online archives through Members Only under My Publications.
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ASA LAUNCHES ANNUAL FUND DRIVE
The ASA is launching its 2010 Annual Fund Drive and invites you, once again, to "be significant—play a part in the future of statistics" by being a contributor. You can contribute online or fill out the downloadable form and return it via mail. Whether or not you participate in this year's annual fund drive, we thank you for being a member of the ASA and for all your contributions to the well-being of our association and profession.
FIRST ISSUE OF SIGNIFICANCE MAGAZINE IS MAILED TO ASA MEMBERS
As the result of a partnership between the ASA and Royal Statistical Society, every member of the ASA should have received their first issue of Significance. It will be issued quarterly and focus on statistics and the analysis and interpretation of data. To accompany the collaboration, an exciting new magazine website will launch later this year. We are looking for volunteers to serve as news editors who will write and post articles to the site.
FREE DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE OF ASA JOURNAL ARTICLES
Have you checked out our free featured articles now available online? Go to http://pubs.amstat.org/ or log on at ASA Members Only. Then, choose from the listed journals—JASA, JBES, JCGS, SBR, TAS, and TECH—and click on the articles denoted free.
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