Congratulations to ASA Members recently selected for federal boards or committees. Judith Singer of Harvard University will be nominated by President Obama to the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences, according to an October 4 White House press release
. After nomination, Singer must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
In September, Census Director Bob Groves announced the names of new Census Scientific Advisory Committee (CSAC) members. According to the September 22 press release
, the new members include three ASA members: Noel Cressie, a statistics professor at Ohio State University; Sharon Lohr, a statistics professor from Arizona State University; and Sally Morton, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. ASA member Guillermina Jasso, a returning member to CSAC, was appointed chairwoman of CSAC.
In April, Katharine Abraham became a member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers
Among other recent nominations, Linda J. Young was selected
to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics
and Jim Berger was reappointed as chair of the NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee
If you have been recently selected to a federal committee, board or position, please let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of its mission to promote statistics, ASA regularly nominates members for federal committees or other positions. If you have such a nomination for ASA to consider supporting, please send me
the URL for the nomination call and the name of the person you wish to suggest.
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