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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


- New Chapter Officers -  

Effectively on 01Jul2015, OCLBASA's newly elected officers start their 2-year term.  They are,

  • Secretary:  Emily Weng (new)
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs: Stacey Hancock (re-elected)
  • Vice President for Professional Affairs:  Harry Hiner (re-elected)

The outgoing Secretary is Annamarie Stelhi who has been serving the role since the chapter's adoption in 2012.  In addition, Chris Hanks successfully completed his term as the Chair of Nominations and Elections Committee.  The Committee's three members group now consists of:

  • Harold Dyck (Chair)
  • Vinh Nquyen (member, 2nd year)
  • Annamarie Stehli (member, 1st year) 

We wish to thank Chris and Annamarie for their excellent service to the chapter and community.  Further, we also welcome Emily, Harold, and Annamarie into their new roles.  

 

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 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.



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

 Quarterly Social, 3Q2015

Come and enjoy a pleasant evening with pizza, drinks, and snacks while learning some statistics and connecting with fellow statisticians!  

Date/Time:  25 September, 2015 (Friday) at 6:00 pm

Place:  The Duck Club, IRWD, Irvine

Fee:  Free

Format:  Mini-Talks in Statistics (multiple speakers are to share learning in 5-10 minutes each)

Registration:  Please register via Meetup for planning purposes.  

Voluntary Speakers:  If you would like to share your statistical learning or challenges in this setting, please contact Thomas Lin (tsunghua9@gmail.com).  

 

 Mobilize, 29Aug2015

Rob Gould from UCLA will describe the Mobilize project Saturday August 29, 2015 at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Mobilize is a partnership between the UCLA Statistics Department, UCLA Center X, and the Los Angeles Unified School District. The objective is to bring data science and statistical thinking into high school algebra and biology classrooms. The Mobilize curriculum uses “participatory sensing” which means students use their iPhones to collect data on themselves. They then use their own data to learn graphical and data analysis using R and RStudio.

Date:  29 August, 2015 (Saturday)

Time:  Coffee/tea at 10:30 am, talk at 11:00 am, followed by no-host lunch and discussion

Place:  Chapman University, Beckman 103

Fee:  Free

Registration:  Please register via Meetup for planning purposes.  

Contact:  Madeline Bauer (mbauer@usc.edu)

 

 

Job Opportunities

 

Announcements

 

The 3Q Leadership Council Meeting

OCLBASA will hold its quarterly Leadership Council Meeting, during which invited council members will provide their advice/comments to the Chapter's officers about our business operations and strategy.  This meeting is open to all chapter members.  

Date & Time: 15 Aug 2015, Saturday, 10 - 12 am

Location: Community Meeting Room, IRWD

Please use the following link for Map/Direction:  Map/Direction Page

 

 

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