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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


OCLBASA Chapter Annual Meeting with BBQ Picnic

5 pm - 10 pm, Saturday, 11 Jun 2016

OCLBASA will conduct its Annual Business Meeting together with the June Quarterly Social in a form of BBQ/potluck at the park-like facility of Duck Club.  We invite our chapter members and their families and friends to come and enjoy a relaxing pre-holiday afternoon/evening.  The newly elected officers (President, VP for Membership Affairs, and Treasurer) will attend the event.  Some sport/games equipment will be available for fun time.  This is a good opportunity to get to know them and introduce yourself.  

Bring a dish and the summer spirit to enjoy food, music, and friendship.  Note that you are welcome to bring your favorite alcohol drinks for yourself or to share.  

Date & Time: 11 Jun 2016, Saturday; 5 pm - 10 pm

Location: Duck Club Room, IRWD.  Enter the site via Campus Drive by using this link for Map/Direction.  Do NOT use GPS as it may attempt to enter via Michelson Drive which requires a special entry permit.  

The chapter will offer burgers, hot dogs, bread, water, and soft drinks.  Each member is requested to bring a dish to share. The following arrangement is a suggestion for you to bring according to last name initials:

·  A-I  bring a side dish/snack

·  J-Q bring a salad

·  R-Z bring a dessert

When RSVPing in meetup (http://www.meetup.com/OCLBASA/), please indicate number of people and dish you plan on bringing in the comments.  

 

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 or need to renew your Local chapter membership:

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.  Alternatively, you may use the following links (one for college students and the other for non-students) to pay/renew your membership by Paypal.  Your Paypal payment will generate information to allow the chapter to update your membership record.  

For College Students ($5/year): 

   

 For Non-Students ($10/year):


 


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

 

 Annual High School Poster Competition is Coming!

Join us for our Annual AP Statistics High School Poster Competition! The ASA Chapters of Southern California (SCASA) and Orange County/Long Beach (OCLBASA), and Chapman University are jointly sponsoring the competition at Chapman University, centrally located within Orange, California with easy freeway access.

Date:  16 April 2016 Saturday

Time:  12:30 - 4:30

Place:  Beckman Hall, Chapman Univerity

About the competition:
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~staceyah/16AbouttheCompetition.pdf

AP PosterComp schedule: 
http://www.ics.uci.edu/~staceyah/16-PosterCompSchedule.pdf

AP PosterComp registration page:
http://sc-asa.org/postercomp/registration_2016.htm

 

 

 

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)

 

Full-Time Lecturer Position

Department of Statistics, UCI

The Department of Statistics at the University of California, Irvine, invites applications for a full-time lecturer position for the 2016-2017 academic year, with the possibility of an extension to subsequent years.  Review of applications will begin on April 18, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Apply online at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03360.  (06Apr2016)



ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dear OCLBASA Chapter Members, 

Please be informed that the 2016 OCLBASA Officers Election has now successfully concluded. The results are:

- President: Gajanan Bhat 
- VP for Membership:  Francis Lai
- Treasurer: Lucheng Shao

We would like to express our appreciation to Hiner & Partners for providing its proprietary on-line survey system in support of the 2016 election.  

The three new officers will assume their duties for 2 years starting from 01July2016.  Outgoing officers Thomas Lin, Joanne Christopherson, and Adam Roy will diligently work towards a smooth transition for the new officers.  

Sincerely, 

Harold Dyck, Chair of Nominations and Elections Committee OCLBASA

 

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