Welcome to the September edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
As declared by the United Nations, October 20 is World Statistics Day (WSD). The goal of WSD is to raise awareness of the many achievements of government statistics. The ASA will celebrate WSD in many ways, including a Capitol Hill event, streaming videos on our website, and Amstat News articles. We’re also encouraging chapters, sections, and departments to celebrate the day. Watch the ASA homepage for details.
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.
What do you need to do? 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 your email (in high-resolution .jpg format). Send your article by the first of every month proceeding the month you wish to see it published.
JSM PROCEEDINGS SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 24, 2010
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 close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 24. Email Valerie Nirala with any questions.
CALL FOR 2011 STUDENT INTERNSHIP LISTINGS DEALINE: October 20, 2010
Would your organization would like to list an internship opportunity in the December 2010 issue of Amstat News and on the ASA web site? Return the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20, 2010. Any 2011 internship listings received after October 20 will be posted on the ASA web site only.
Deadlines and contact information for ASA national awards, special lectureships, and COPSS awards can be found by visiting the following links: ASA awards, ASA scholarships, and COPSS awards.
2010 ASA FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP – Washington, DC – September 20–22, 2010
ASA EXHIBITING AT FIRST USA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL EXPO – Washington, DC – October 23–24, 2010
The ASA will exhibit along with other organizations, offering more than 1,500 interactive exhibits and stage shows during the first USA Science & Engineering Festival Expo, October 23–24, 2010, on the National Mall and surrounding areas. Bring your whole family and give your future and current scientists the experience of a lifetime. Come check out the ASA booth, Discovery Through Interactive Statistics, located in Section PA-13, Booth Number 1267. Visit the official festival website to view all exhibit and stage shows, download a map of the expo grounds, and view the entire festival calendar. ASA booth activities will draw from entries to the Hands-On Statistics Activity Competition. ASA members will volunteer time in the booth to coordinate the activities.
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 full program and registration are available online.
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 weren’t aware of the webinar program previously.
Need materials for outreach? The ASA Statistical Significance pieces, highlighting the important contributions statisticians make to society, can help get your students more interested in statistics or help attract students to your programs. StatSigs are now available for health care, energy, business, national security, environment, and health policy.
FREE DOWNLOADS OF ASA JOURNAL ARTICLES AVAILABLE
Have you checked out our free featured articles now available online? Go to http://pubs.amstat.org or log on through ASA Members Only. Then, choose from the listed journals—JASA, JBES, JCGS, SBR, TAS, and TECH—and click on the articles denoted free. Pass them along to a friend or colleague!
STATPROB, A FREE ONLINE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STATISTICS AND PROBABILITY
The ASA is one of 10 societies sponsoring StatProb, a free online encyclopedia of statistics and probability. All content will be approved by an editorial board selected by the societies.