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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


- Upcoming Election of Chapter Officers -  

It’s election time.  On May 18th, Chapter members in good standing will receive an email ballot for the election of candidates to three offices: Secretary, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and Vice President for Professional Affairs.  


The Nominations and Elections Committee has put forth a slate of candidates whose profiles can be found on the OCLB website: Click on the “Officers” drop-down menu and choose “Candidate Statements”; descriptions of the offices and their associated duties can be found by choosing “Officers’ Duties” from the drop-down menu.  Once members receive their ballots, they will have until May 30th to review the candidate profiles and cast their votes.  


In addition, from now until May 4th, the Committee shall consider additional nominations from Chapter members.  If any member in good standing would like to nominate a fellow member, please feel free to submit the nomination via email to coloneloftruth@gmail.com, including contact information, a brief description of the candidate, and an explanation for the nomination.  And please limit nominations to those members who are both able and willing to commit to fulfilling the duties of the office.  Members may only stand for one office per election cycle.


We look forward to a great election.


Very Truly Yours,


The OCLBASA Nominations and Elections Committee

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

The Annual AP Statistics Poster Competition

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 (Update on May 24th:  Use the link to see the final event schedule.)

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. ​(Update on May 24th - Registration is now closed).

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.


The Annual Business Meeting/June Quarterly Social

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 to come and enjoy a relaxed pre-holiday afternoon/evening. Bring a dish and the summer spirit to enjoy food, music, and friendship.

Date & Time: 26 Jun 2015, Friday; 5 pm - 9 pm

Location: Duck Club Room, IRWD

More details to come. 

CHAPTER OFFICERS

The list of current Chapter Officers has been relocated. It may now be found under the "About Us" menu on the menubar at the top of this page.

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