Capture the essence of the largest and arguably the most diverse statistical association in the world in eight words. That was one of the challenges presented to the 2010 Public Awareness Workgroup at JSM 2009. One year, three surveys, many meetings, hundreds of emails, and thousands of words later, the challenge was met.
The ASA recently named Sam Behseta the next executive editor of CHANCE magazine. Behseta is an associate professor in the department of mathematics at California State University in Fullerton and teaches a variety of undergraduate- and graduate-level statistics courses.
The Cavell Brownie Scholars JSM Mentoring Program had its inaugural run at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, BC, from August 1–4. The program pairs diverse graduate students and postdocs with faculty who provide pointers on how to prepare for a faculty career. It also builds community among scholars from under-represented groups.
Amstat News is the monthly membership magazine of the American Statistical Association, bringing you news and notices of the ASA, its chapters, its sections, and its members. Other departments in the magazine include announcements and news of upcoming meetings, continuing education courses, and statistics awards.
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