THE ORANGE COUNTY/LONG BEACH CHAPTER OF THE ASA (OCLBASA)

 


The primary purpose of the Orange County/Long Beach Chapter (OCLBASA) shall be to sponsor educational, professional and scientific activities that benefit professional statisticians and students of statistics in the Orange County/Long Beach area. In parallel, this Chapter will devote itself to  fostering the growth and development of the area’s statistical community and to developing collaborative relationships with other scientific and educational organizations in the area. Furthermore, this Chapter will work to develop a greater level of statistical awareness in the general public. Finally, as a chartered member of the American Statistical Association (ASA), this Chapter shall share the purposes of the ASA, as defined in the Association's Constitution. 

                                                To view or download the Orange County/Long Beach Chapter's Constitution click here.

CHAPTER NEWS


On Saturday, March 15th, the Chapter held the 2014 OCLBASA Careers Day
at
CSU Long Beach
More than 70 students and professional statisticians attended this event which offered
a rich array of information about careers in statistics as well as about area graduate
programs in statistics.
The keynote address on current and future employment opportunities
in statistics was given by Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director of the American Statistical
Association. Everyone felt that his talk was highly relevent and provided valuable information
about careers in statistics which was the topic of the day.
 

Chapter Election Results
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Congratulations to the following three Chapter members who were elected
to the indicated Chapter officer positions

    VP, Academic Affairs – Stacey Hancock

    VP, Professional Affairs – Harry Hiner

    VP, Membership Affairs – Joanne Christopherson

The on-line voting of this election ran during 05-19 of Feb, 2014. 
The three new VPs will take their office duties for a 2-year term starting 01Jul2014


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********Applied Statistics Workshop *************
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The Applied Statistics Workshop will be held on Saturday, March 29, at Covel Commons, UCLA. It promises to be very informative this year.  The title of the workshop is Introduction to Generalized Linear Mixed Models with Emphasis on Non-normal Data. Our speaker will be Dr. Walter Stroup, Department of Statistics, University ofNebraska-Lincoln. He is the author of a book on generalized linear mixed models.

There will be five confirmed exhibitors/vendors: JMP, SAS Savvy, UCLA Statistics Consulting Center, UCLA Department of Medicine Statistics Core, and LA R Users Group.

Posters will be displayed in the hallway for all participants to judge them. There are five confirmed posters so far. The best poster will receive a cash prize.

Please go to https://www.123signup.com/event?id=dcbht and register for this event.  Please let all your colleagues and students know about it.  The early-bird registration closes on March 20th.

If you would like to submit a poster, it is never too late. Please email your intention to Olga.Korosteleva@csulb.edu.



UPCOMING EVENTS


Saturday, April 26th, 2014

The 2nd Annual OCLBASA AP Statistics Project Competition will be held
at the UCI Medical Center which is
 centrally located within Orange County,
and offers easy freeway access.

This year the competition will be limited to 60 posters total, with a maximum of 15 from any one school. In case more than 60 posters are submitted the entry application date will be used to make the determination of which posters will be included in the competition.

Each submitting team needs to select a leader who will register the whole team. Note that a single student may submit a poster as a team of 1. Please have your school address, team members' e-mail addresses, project title, and teacher's name and e-mail address handy when you register. Students may only enter as part of one team.

Online registration is now OPEN.

Registration closes at noon, Monday, April 21, 2014 or whenever 60 teams have registered.

Click on the following link to register:

 

http://sc-asa.org/postercomp/registration_2014.htm

For more information contact the PosterComp Chair Lee Kucera at

lekucera@cox.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


STATISTICAL CONSULTING


Section on Statistical Consulting

The American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Statistical Consulting states "Statistical consulting is a challenging and rewarding part of statistics. A consultant uses the art and science of statistics to solve a practical problem from many fields, including marketing, product design, manufacturing, medicine, agriculture, or genetics. Good consulting requires a strong technical background in statistics, good people skills, and, for many, good business sense".

The Orange County/Long Beach Chapter Section on Statistical Consulting has been formed to offer an opportunity for Chapter members and others who share an interest in statistical consulting to interact with one another regarding their shared interst in and experience with statistical consulting. Within this Chapter Section, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be formed to facilitate activities within more focused topic areas and thereby better serve the needs and interests of subgoups of statistical consultants in the Orange County/Long Beach area.

Special Interest Groups:

Internal Consulting: Member of a consulting group within an institution


Independent Consulting: Isolated/Independent consulting


STATISTICAL EDUCATION


Section on Statistical Education

The American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Statistical Education states "This section is broadly interested in the effective use of education as a means of improving the quality of existing applications of statistics and increasing the use of statistics in those areas of study where it offers the most efficient procedure for attacking unsolved problems".

The Orange County/Long Beach Chapter Section on Statistical Education has been formed to offer an opportunity for Chapter members and others who share an interest in statistical education to interact with one another regarding this topic. Within the Chapter Section, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will be formed to facilitate activities within a more focused topic area and thereby better serve the needs and interests of subgoups of statisticians and teachers of statistics in the Orange County/Long Beach area.

Special Interest Groups:

Teaching Statistics in High Schools:

Teaching Statistics in Community Colleges:

Teaching Statistics in Liberal Arts Colleges/Universities:
 


CHAPTER OFFICERS

The list of current Chapter Officers has been relocated. It may now be found unde the "About Us" menu on the menubar at the top of this page.