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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


- Voting for Constitution Amendment and Results -  

According to OCLBASA Constitution Article XII - Amendment Procedures, the Executive Committee of OCLBASA hereby submit a petition to members of the chapter for amending the constitution. To view either the signed Petition or the draft revised Constitution, please use the following links:

 - Petition, signed by the President Thomas Lin on 14March2015

 - Draft revised Constitution with tracked changes

 - Draft revised Constitution, clean copy

Adoption Procedure - The adoption of
 this amendment requires a vote of the Chapter's Regular, Associate, Student, and Local members, who will receive from Chapter Secretary an invitation via email to cast their votes.  Members with a good standing of membership may vote between March 18 and April 01.  

Results (04Apr2015 update): One hundred and forty-five (145) members with a good standing of membership received invitation to vote.  Response rate was 18.6% (27 votes); all of which voted in favor of the proposed changes.  (08Apr2015 update): The approved Constitution Amendment is available by clicking on the highlighted link "here" in the section above.  

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 130227 OCLB Membership Form.doc to upload 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 has been 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

 ASA Traveling Course, May 2015 

"Working with R to Analyze and Plot Data"

Speaker: Professor Di Cook, Iowa State University

Syllabus:  see the link

Date & Time:  16 May 2015, Saturday

Location: TBD

Organizer: OCLBASA

Registration:  Required for planning purpose.  MeetUp site will be set up for registration in the near future.

​Contact​:  Any questions about the course, please contact: Charlie Liu (cliu@kytherabiopharma.com) or Thomas Lin (tsunghua9@gmail.com)

 The Annual AP Statistics Project Competitions 

The ASA Chapters of Southern California (SCASA), Orange County/Long Beach (OCLBASA), and Chapman University are jointly sponsoring this year's competition at Chapman University, centrally located within Orange, California with easy freeway access.
The competition will be limited to 60 posters total, with a maximum of 15 from any one school. Entry application date will be used to make the determination.


Date & Time: 30 May 2015, Saturday; 1 pm - 4 pm

Location: Chapman University Center

Organizer: OCLBASA/SCASA/Chapman University

Registration: Online registration is now OPEN (go to http://postercomp.sc-asa.org/registration_2015.htm) and will close at midnight of Saturday, May 23rd.  

Contact​:  For more information, contact the PosterComp Chairman Lee Kucera at lekucera@cox.net

For more information, please use the following link:  http://postercomp.sc-asa.org/  

Call for Judges:  Anyone interested in serving the judge role please contact Stacey Hancock at stacey.hancock@uci.edu or Madeline Bauer at mbauer@usc.edu.  

CHAPTER OFFICERS

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