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.

CHAPTER NEWS


A Statistical Tribute to Bob Newcomb

November 15, 2014

City of Hope, Duarte

Dr. Robert (Bob) Newcomb of University of California at Irvine, the founding President of Orange County Long Beach Chapter (OCLB) of ASA, passed away on July 10 2014 due to complications of a sudden illness.  Three ASA chapters in the southern California region (San Diego, Southern California, and OCLB) are organizing a memorial service to celebrate Bob's successful life, which profoundly influenced the statistical community and the lives of many statisticians.  The morning memorial service will be followed by afternoon statistical presentations by invited renowned statisticians who also had personal and professional relationships with Bob over many years. These speakers include:

 

Dr. Bob Rodriguez, Senior Director, SAS Research and Development

Dr. Karen Messer, Chief, Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, University of California, San Diego

Dr. Duane Steffey, Director, Statistical and Data Sciences, Exponent

 

All statisticians who are interested in learning about or sharing Bob's legend are welcome.  Further announcement of the program details will be available on the web sites of the three ASA chapters. 

 

If you are interested in speaking at the memorial service, please contact Colleen Kelly, kstat.consulting@gmail.com

For further information, please contact Thomas Lin, thomasnancy.lin@gmail.com

 

Please note that this memorial is in addition to the UCI Memorial Service, which will be held at UCI on Oct 19, 2014. http://www1.icts.uci.edu/rnewcomb/notices.cfm

 

Donations in memory of Bob can be made to Robert Newcomb Fellowship Fund: ucifuture.com/impact/newcomb.php


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 


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:
 


CHAPTER OFFICERS

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