ASA Member News Archive
ASA Member News November 2010
Welcome to the November edition of ASA Member News, the ASA's monthly e-newsletter.
Did you know Rep. David Loebsack of Iowa recently introduced the Statistical Teaching, Aptitude, and Training Act of 2010 (STAT Act of 2010), a bill promoting K–12 statistics education? To learn how to promote the bill, please join the ASA statistical literacy campaign by signing up on the ASA website.
In Amstat News
SUPPORT WANTED FOR STATISTICAL LITERACY CAMPAIGN
Last year, the Royal Statistical Society came up with a strategy to promote the public understanding of statistics. Here, they discuss the launch of their 10-year campaign, called getstats, which they hope will improve society’s ability to read, interpret, and critique data. See all of the November Issue.
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NEXT SRMS WEBINAR: ADDRESS-BASED SAMPLING: WHAT DO WE KNOW SO FAR?
The November 30 session will be conducted by Michael W. Link, chief methodologist/VP for research methods, at the Center of Excellence at The Nielsen Company. This webinar series is jointly sponsored by the Survey Research Methods Section and the American Association for Public Opinion Research.
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.
2011 JOINT MATHEMATICS MEETINGS – New Orleans, Louisiana – January 6–9, 2011
This will be the 94th annual winter meeting of the Math Association of America and the 117th annual meeting of the American Math Society. They will be joined at this meeting by the Association for Symbolic Logic, the Association for Women in Mathematics, the National Association for Mathematicians, and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Visit the JMM website for more information.
Statistical events are happening around the country and the globe. View our Upcoming Events Calendar.
U.S. CENSUS AT SCHOOL PROGRAM SEEKING CHAMPIONS
The ASA and Population Association of America (PAA) launched the U.S. version of Census at School, an international classroom project that engages students in grades 4–12 in statistical problemsolving. Students complete an 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. The ASA and PAA are seeking champions to expand the U.S. Census at School program nationally. This is a wonderful opportunity for statisticians and statistics educators to perform outreach in their communities. For more information about how you can get involved, email Martha Aliaga and copy Rebecca Nichols.
Learn more about the new voluntary program for individual accreditation.
NEW ASA CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM PROVIDES WEB-BASED TRAINING ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
LearnSTAT OnDemand 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.
SIGNIFICANCE MAGAZINE LAUNCHES WEBSITE
Online and fully-interactive, the Significance Magazine website serves as a supplement to the print magazine all ASA members now receive. As an ASA member, you have access to the Significance website, as well as the complete archives of Significance magazine. For complete access, log in to ASA Members Only, select My Publications, and then select Significance magazine from the list of options.
PLENARY SESSIONS WEBCASTS AVAILABLE
Members can now view JSM 2010 plenary session videos online.
FREE FASTTRACK ARTICLES IN NOVEMBER
The ASA has made November 2010 Free Fasttrack Month! Throughout the month, all the articles in the Fasttrack areas are available for free download. Most of the ASA’s journals have Fasttrack articles. Click on the journal of your choice and look for a Fasttrack link above the regular issues. Of course, you can always receive free email alerts when new articles are posted to Fasttrack or new issues appear. Just register with the site (you don’t have to be a subscriber) and sign up for eAlerts.
2011 FDA/INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORKSHOP PROPOSALS DEADLINES: December 15, 2010 & February 28, 2011
The 2011 FDA/Industry Statistics Workshop will be held September 19-21, 2011 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington D.C. This year, an online submission tool for session proposals is available. Proposals will be accepted via the online web form beginning Nov 15, 2010 and will be accepted through December 15, 2010 for plenary/concurrent sessions and short courses, while roundtable luncheon discussion proposals will be accepted through February 28, 2011.
2011 MAHALANOBIS INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN STATISTICS: CALL FOR PROPOSALS OF CANDIDATES DEADLINE: January 10, 2011
The Indian Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, representing the Government of India, is continuing its biennial initiative to award the Mahalanobis International Award in Statistics in memory of eminent Indian statistician P. C. Mahalanobis. The Mahalanobis Committee on International Award in Statistics invites you to propose a candidate to the committee, with reasons supporting the candidate and the candidate’s curriculum vitae. Candidates can nominate themselves for the award, accompanied by a support of two references. Candidates also can be proposed by their organization, academic institution, national statistical office, or national statistical society. Please send proposals, with supporting documents, to Shabani Mehta before January 10, 2011.
ASA/NSF/BEA FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM DEADLINE: January 30, 2011
The ASA/NSF/BEA Fellowship program is designed to improve the collaboration between government and academic research. It allows research fellows to come to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), one of the world’s leading statistical agencies, to use BEA data and interact with agency staff. BEA produces closely watched economic statistics that influence decisions affecting monetary policy, tax and budget projections, and business investment plans. As a leader in the development of new and innovative approaches to economic measurement, BEA is interested in supporting research that can further its mission: to provide timely, reliable, and comprehensive estimates of measured economic activity. Applications for fellowships must be emailed to Joyce Narine by January 30, 2011.
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