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Trivia Challenge (2nd Quarter)

1 May 2014 16 views No Comment

Congratulations to Lucy D’Agostino McGowan, winner of the ASA’s Trivia Challenge for the first quarter!

The ASA’s Trivia Challenge is a fun way to read Amstat News and learn about the ASA. Every month, there will be three questions asked here, with the answers scattered throughout the magazine. Search for those answers while you’re reading the issue and input your answers on the 175 website. Whoever has the most correct answers at the end of each quarter will be entered into a drawing to win a 175th anniversary T-shirt!

May 2014

Gstat holders are granted access to the same benefits as Pstat holders, including:

A. Free access to LearnSTAT OnDemand
B. Reduced registration fees for the annual Joint Statistical Meetings
C. Reduced registration for the ASA’s Conference on Statistical Practice
D. All of the above

In 1991, The ASA:

A. Held its first Internet Day
B. Joined Facebook and Twitter
C. Began using email
D. Offered online access to all of its journals

Kelly McGinnity felt almost star struck when she met William Woodall and James Williams at the Quality and Productivity Section social at JSM in 2013.

True
False

June 2014

The ASA booth, Discovery Through Statistics, at the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival provided information for festival attendees. Which one of the following did the ASA provide at the event?

A. The Statistical Significance series
B. CHANCE magazine
C. ASA membership brochure
D. Conference on Statistical Practice flier

There are several papers in the May issue of Technometrics, but one is on climate forecasting. The authors of “Spatio-Temporal Data Fusion for Very Large Remote Sensing Datasets” are:

A. Kalliopi Mylona, Peter Goos, and Bradley Jones
B. Marian Farah and Athanasios Kottas
C. Chiwoo Park and Troy Miller
D. Hai Nguyen, Matthias Katzfuss, Noel Cressie, and Amy Braverman

DataFest, led by Robert Gould, is a friendly competition where teams of up to five college students work to extract insights from a large and rich data set.

True
False

July 2014

1. Jessica Utts, who was recently elected to serve as the 111th president of the American Statistical Association, is a very active member of the ASA. One of her many activities is:

A. Council of Chapter representative on the association’s board of directors
B. President of the 2010 Education Work Group
C. Co-captain of the Waller Award Committee
D. Secretary-Treasurer of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science

2. Genevera Allen, a professor in the department of statistics and electrical and computer engineering at Rice University, recently represented the ASA during the annual Capitol Hill Exhibition. Allen’s research team includes an oncologist, a bioinformatician/geneticist, and a:

A. Marketing director
B. Neurologist
C. Computer scientist
D. Data scientist

3. The 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.

True
False

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