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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, May 10, 2016 - Award winners from this year's science fair and panel career discussion.


Future Events:

Summer Break until September 2016


         **** Volunteers Needed ****           

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

Discussion Panel volunteers needed for May 10th. We would like to have 5-6 volunteers to participate in a panel discussion for statistics/ biostatistics careers after the award announcement. Each volunteer will talk for 5 minutes about his/her journey, experiences, tips, and advice for graduate students and high school science fair winners who are entering into the world of statistics. Any educational background (BS, MS, PhD) with industrial/academic experience would be welcomed to join this discussion. These 5-6 panelists will ideally "prime the pump" for discussion from all attendees.  If you are interested, please reply to Kristofer Jennings ASAP.


Other Community Events of Interest:

Professional Development Institutes for Math Teachers in Houston

Kristen Heller from HP Education Solutions would like to share the information about some upcoming 3-day professional development workshops for math teachers in Houston this summer. The AP Summer Institutes will offer teachers a chance to explore advanced math concepts and utilize AP exam-level examples in either AP Calculus or AP Statistics subject-specific workshops. All of the Instructors are seasoned AP teachers with an average of 20 years’ experience. For only $150, participants will receive the 3-day workshop, an HP Prime Graphing Calculator (a $150 retail value) to keep, meals during the Institute, and a certificate for 15 hours of Professional Development.

 There are still a few more spaces available and registration is very easy. You can learn about dates, agendas, and registration by visiting the HP Prime AP Summer Institute website at Content is specific for AP Calculus and AP Statistics but general Calculus and Statistics teachers are also welcome to attend.


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Statistics and Science: A Report of the London Workshop on the Future of the Statistical Sciences ( is the product of a high-level meeting in London last November attended by 100 prominent statisticians from around the world. This invitation-only summit was the capstone event of the International Year of Statistics, a year-long celebration during 2013 that drew as participants more than 2,300 organizations from 128 countries.

The report is written in an accessible style so people who are not experts in statistics can understand its messages and the field’s impact on society. It can be used as a resource by students interested in studying statistics at university, by policymakers who want to better understand the value statistics provides society and by the general public to learn more about the misunderstood field of statistical science.

Organizations participating in The World of Statistics are encouraged to make the workshop report broadly available and accessible in their country by doing the following:

  • Share the link to the report with your statistical and professional colleagues
  • Share the report with government agencies and private entities that provide research funding in your country
  • Share the report with the national statistical organization and other appropriate agencies in your country’s government
  • Post a short note about the report with its link to your website
  • Share the report and link with your membership or employees by including a story about it in a future issue of your organization’s official publication—magazine or newsletter—or via blast email
  • Send a copy of the report or its link to the media in your country along with a brief explanation
  • Send a copy to the statistics departments at universities in your country
  • Share the report with statistics-related organizations in your country that are not participating in The World of Statistics