Welcome to the September edition of ASA Member News, the ASA''s monthly e-newsletter.
Are you a professor of statistics? Did you know that the ASA will cover up to $100 of the cost of a Membership Social at your school to encourage students to join? Over the past year more than 200 students have stated that they chose to join the ASA because a professor recommended membership. All new student members receive two years of membership for only $20! Help the ASA grow by hosting a membership social at your school.
In Amstat News
The September Special Issue of Amstat News focuses on Careers in Statistics and Statisticians in History. Read more.
2004-2005 Salary Report of Academic Statisticians Submission Deadline: October 15, 2004
The ASA welcomes you to participate in our annual collection of salary data for academic statisticians. Your input is very important to us. Please complete our online survey. If you have any questions please contact Carole Sutton.
Fall 2004 LearnSTAT Courses have October Deadlines
Travel Grants to Sydney, Australia for the 55th Session of ISI Deadline: November 22, 2004
The ASA has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to support travel to Sydney, Australia, for the April 5-12, 2005, meeting of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). This grant will provide partial transportation assistance to individuals presenting papers or who have an official function at the ISI meeting.
The Noether Awards Deadline: November 30, 2004
Established in 1999 as a tribute to Professor Gottfried Emanuel Noether, the Noether Awards are given each year, comprised of a Senior Scholar Award and a Young Scholar Award. Both awards include a substantial monetary prize. Learn more & submit a nomination.
Deming Lecturer Award Deadline: December 1, 2004
The Deming lectureship was established in 1995 to honor the accomplishments of Dr. W. Edwards Deming. The award is to recognize the accomplishments of the awardee and to enhance the awareness among the statistical community of Deming''s philosophy and methods. The awardee will give the Deming Lecture at the Joint Statistical Meetings and receive a $1,000 honorarium, an award plaque, and paid travel expenses. More information.
Fall Technical Conference "Quality and Statistics: Leveraging for Success" October 14 - 15, 2004
Cosponsored by the American Society for Quality and the American Statistical Association, the 48th annual conference will emphasize innovative and creative techniques and applications for using statistics to improve quality. This conference will be held in Roanoke, Virginia.
ASA Cosponsors Five Continuing Education Institutes at the upcoming APHA Annual Meeting
ASA is cosponsoring five Continuing Education Institutes (CEI''s) on November 6 and 7, 2004. The American Public Health Association''s (APHA) Annual Meeting and Exposition will take place November 6-10, 2004 in Washington D.C. Contact Madge Haven with questions.
The ASA is pleased to announce several new membership initiatives, including special student, post-graduate, and developing country member dues. New student members can now join the ASA for two years for one payment of $20. Post-graduate students are eligible for a special discounted member rate of $40 for the first year after completion of a degree program. Members from designated developing countries (as designated by the World Bank) are also eligible for a discounted membership rate of $40. Details on these and other ASA memberships.
SIPP Users Survey
The U.S. Census Bureau is conducting a web-based survey of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) users. If you are a SIPP user, please take just a few minutes to complete the online survey. If you have any questions, please contact Carole Popoff, Branch Chief, Modeling & Outreach Branch, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division, U.S. Census Bureau. Your answers will remain strictly confidential and only be released in aggregate form.
ASA Electronic Archives Follow-up
ASA would like to extend special thanks for the wonderful response we received to our request for back issues of JABES, JBES, JCGS, and Technometrics. All missing issues have now been provided.
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