OCLBASA Chapter Picnic/Potluck/Annual Business Meeting
OCLBASA held its Annual Business Meeting together with the June Quarterly Social in a form of BBQ/potluck at the park-like facility of Duck Club. A lot of food, beverage, and dishes were prepared. There were 29 members and guests and family members came and enjoyed a relaxing evening. That was a good opportunity that attendees not only communicated with each other, but also individual members came together to share their opinions of our association’s goals and plan how to achieving the goal.
Our secretary, Emily Weng, introduced our newly elected officers (President, VP for Membership Affairs, and Treasurer) and each spoke briefly about their positions. During the meeting, the topic of SAS courses cost has been mentioned which need a lot money and drained our account.
Annual High School Poster Competition, APR 16TH 2016
Thanks to the support of the Orange County Long Beach ASA Chapter, the Southern California ASA Chapter, and Chapman University, our annual AP Statistics High School Poster Competition on April 16 was a great success!
Over twenty poster teams participated from local high schools on data analysis projects ranging from “How does shyness affect the adoptability of dogs?” to “Am I a Feminist?”
Troy High School seniors Michelle Guo, Tiffany Fung, and Mia Chao won the Robert Newcomb Grand Prize for their poster titled “Is Senioritis Real?” The posters of the five other winning teams included “Bill of Rights Knowledge”, “Baggage Check”, “Sex vs Sleep”, “Spring Forward”, and “Music Focus” from Troy High School and Rancho Cucamonga High School.
Garren Gaut, a Cognitive Science graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, gave an invited talk to the students on “Data Science, Graduate Research, and Jobs for Statisticians.”
Many thanks to both ASA Chapters, to Chapman University, and to all who participated as judges, organizers, teachers, and students. We look forward to seeing you at the poster competition next spring!
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):