News and Announcements
The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute has two new programs for 2015–2016: the Challenges in Computational Neuroscience and Statistics and Applied Mathematics in Forensic Science. ASA members who join the programs will have the opportunity to collaborate with people in disciplines such as neurobiology, applied mathematics, and forensic science.
ASA President Nat Schenker led the board through a 175th anniversary–oriented agenda and other highlights during its annual meeting at JSM in Boston August 1–2, 2014.
Nominations for the Causality in Statistics Education Award are due by April 15.
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) is pleased to announce the winners of two recent undergraduate-level statistics project competitions. Read on to learn more.
The 2013 recipient of the Roger Herriot Award is the 1973 Current Population Survey (CPS)-Internal Revenue Service (IRS)-Social Security Administration (SSA) Exact Match Study. The study was a joint undertaking by the SSA and U.S. Census Bureau that linked survey records for persons in the March 1973 CPS to their respective earnings and benefit information in SSA administrative records and to selected items from their 1972 IRS individual income tax returns.
The 2013 Nonclinical Biostatistics Conference will take place October 15–17.
The Society of Actuaries International Living to 100 Symposium is scheduled for January 8–10, 2014, at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort in Orlando, Florida.
The 36th Midwest Biopharmaceutical Statistics Workshop with the theme “Sharing Statistical Solutions,” will be held at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, May 20–22 at the alumni center.
The National Institute of Justice and National Science Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding that establishes a framework for a partnership to leverage their respective strengths and resources. Under this memorandum, the two agencies will coordinate workshops and other educational and networking opportunities for their staffs and for researchers and practitioners in the field.