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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.  Also, see Mission Statements.

CHAPTER NEWS


- New Chapter Officers -  

Effectively on 01Jul2015, OCLBASA's newly elected officers start their 2-year term.  They are,

  • Secretary:  Emily Weng (new)
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs: Stacey Hancock (re-elected)
  • Vice President for Professional Affairs:  Harry Hiner (re-elected)

The outgoing Secretary is Annamarie Stehli who has been serving the role since the chapter's adoption in 2012.  In addition, Chris Hanks successfully completed his term as the Chair of Nominations and Elections Committee.  The Committee's three members group now consists of:

  • Harold Dyck (Chair)
  • Danh Nguyen (member, 2nd year)
  • Annamarie Stehli (member, 1st year) 

We wish to thank Chris and Annamarie for their excellent service to the chapter and community.  Further, we also welcome Emily, Harold, and Annamarie into their new roles.  

 

Join the Chapter


If you are an ASA Member:

Since you are already a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA) you can join the Orange County/Long Beach Chapter (OCLBASA) via one of the following options:

ONLINE: Join online through ASA Members Only. Login, select Manage My Account, Add a Chapter or Section.

MAIL or FAX: Join by mail or fax by completing & returning the Chapters & Sections Membership form.



If you are NOT an ASA Member:

Click OCLB Membership Form.doc to download a Chapter Membership form. Print the form and fill it out. Then mail your completed and signed form along with your check to the Chapter Treasurer (whose mailing address is shown on the form). Once your letter is received, you will be sent an email verifying your Chapter membership.



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:
 


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

OCLBASA Welcomes You to 2016 Careers Day!

The Orange County Long Beach Chapter of the American Statistical Association is proud to welcome students and working professionals to the 4th annual Careers Day.  This year’s event will be hosted by California State University, Fullerton on March 5th.  Whether you’re looking for career opportunities, information on local academic graduate programs or are simply interested in the local statistics community, Careers Day is the place for you!

 

What to Look Forward to at This Year’s Event

Keynote: Jessica Utts, President American Statistical Association

Networking opportunities with others in the statistical community.  

Event Schedule

  • 10:00 am:  Exhibitors & Mock Interviews
  • Noon:  Lunch Free MUST RSVP at www.meetup.com/OCLBASA
  • 12:45 pm:  Keynote
  • 1:45 pm:  End Career Day 

 

OCLB Chapter Social from 2:00 to 4:00 pm (see announcement below)


Location: Cal State Fullerton, McCarthy Hall (MH), Room 121

 

Parking:  Free!

Nutwood Parking Structure

 

Map: www.fullerton.edu/campusmap

 

 

Announcing OCLB ASA 1st Quarterly Social of 2016

A Panel Discussion on

Data Scientist versus Statistician – What are the differences?

Traditionally, statistician has been the professionals whose job is to deal with data, from designing the way data to be collected to establishing the way data to be analyzed. In recent years, "Data Scientist" has emerged as a new profession. Some ambiguity, confusion, and debate have been generated between the two fields.  Can you tell the differences, or are they different at all?  Come and learn perspectives from leaders and practitioners about what Data Scientist and Statistician mean and how you can become one but not the other, or both. 

OCLB ASA’s first quarterly social in 2016 will present a panel session to discuss this topic.  Each invited panel member will give a brief presentation; afterwards, audience may raise questions or offer comments in an open forum.  The event is free.  As a bonus, the panel discussion will follow the keynote speech for the 2016 Career Day, to be delivered by the current President of American Statistical Association - Professor Jessica Utts of UCI.

Date:  05 March 2016

Time:  2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Place:  McCarthy Hall (Building 18), Cal State at Fullerton

Fee: Free for the event, (Please register at Meetup for planning purpose as light snacks and drinks will be provided)

 

Special Notes:  In the morning of 05March, OCLB ASA will hold its annual Career Day at the same location.  You are more than welcome to attend both events; but please register both of them at the Meetup.  If you want to attend the panel discussion or the panel discussion plus the keynote speech by Professor Utts, you need to register only for the Quarterly Social.  

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Allergan Internship Program

Department of Statistical Sciences at Allergan has a few internship positions for full-time students who are pursuing an advanced degree (PhD) degree in Statistical Sciences including statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, data science and analytics, or other closely related disciplines. Click here for details.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jeen Liu (liu_jeen@allergan.com)  


Part-Time Lecturer Position

Department of Statistics, UCI

The Department of Statistics has the occasional need for part-time lecturers in the various areas of Statistics. Application information may be found at recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02853. Click here for details. (25Nov2015)

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