The Council of Chapters is sponsoring two invited sessions at JSM 2010 that will feature diverse scientific applications of statistics. One session will highlight statistical opportunities in large-scale international science endeavors. The other will showcase the work of several Vancouver statisticians exploring the impact of climate change on British Columbia’s forests.
Montserrat Fuentes, a professor in the statistics department at North Carolina State University, represented the ASA at the 16th Annual Coalition for National Science Funding Capitol Hill Exhibition on April 14. The exhibit highlights to Congress research funded by the National Science Foundation. Fuentes also made Hill visits on behalf of the ASA Climate Change Policy Advisory Committee.
Statistics Without Borders (SWB), an organization committed to providing not-for-profit organizations with pro bono statistical consulting to assist in the resolution of international health issues (broadly defined), will meet on August 1.
Nominations are being accepted for the Cavell Brownie Scholars JSM Mentoring Program, which will be offered during JSM 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This program brings faculty, minority graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars together in a structured program.
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