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Welcome to the Houston Area Chapter of the ASA (HACASA)

The purpose of the HACASA is to foster, in the broadest manner, statistics and applications and to promote unity and effectiveness of effort among all groups in the Greater Houston area having an interest in or being concerned with statistics or its application.



HACASA meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month on Rice University Campus during the academic year.  

5:30-6:30 Dinner and Conversation
6:30-7:30 Presentation/Lecture from invited speaker

Next Event: 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Speaker and Topic TBD.  

* This event may be held at another location.  Stay tuned *


Future Events:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Summer Break until September 2016


         **** Volunteers Needed ****           

Want to serve the local community? We have three opportunities to serve HACASA. For more information or to volunteer, please email our secretary.

Two long term positions need to be filled
1) President Elect - 3 year commitment, 1 year as President Elect, 1 year as President, and 1 year as Past President - See the Constitution for descriptions of our duties
2) Web master - keep this site current and always improving.


Other Community Events of Interest:

The San Antonio ASA Chapter is hosting the Conference of Texas Statisticians (COTS) on April 8-9, 2016 at Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Go to the conference website to register, get information about lodging, parking, maps, and other local information.

You can now register online ($40 for students, $75 for faculty and other professionals; all including refreshments and Friday dinner).

For the COTS attendees, they reserved a block of rooms at the university rate. It is recommended to make your lodging arrangements early.

Also, there are two poster sessions: a student poster session on Friday, April 8th in the afternoon and an open poster session on Saturday, April 9th in the morning.

Posters will be accepted through March 28th. The conference website has a link for submitting your poster abstract.

David Han, University of Texas at San Antonio, TX
Eddy Kwessi, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX



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