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 hereMission Statements.

CHAPTER NEWS


Mission Statements 

Community Development

Encourage, promote and facilitate interpersonal connections between the individuals and organizations of the statistical community in Orange County and Long Beach.

 

Career Development

Assist new and established users of statistics - both students and professionals – in career transitions and advancements.

  • Help students and transitional professionals discover and explore careers that employ skills in statistics

  • Facilitate networking & mentoring including outreach

  • Help to connect applicants with employers

  • Help to develop skills related to the use of statistics

 

Academic Development

Contribute to continuous improvement in the skills, methods and results of educators in the field of statistics.

 

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.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 Quarterly Social 

Do you know what DataFest is?  Would you like to learn about it?  Join us at our next quarterly social evening on Saturday, 17/Jan/2015

Speaker:  Robert Gould, UCLA
Topic:  DataFest  

Time:

6:00 - 7:00 pm - Registration and Pizza
7:00 - 8:00 pm - Presentation

Address:

The Duck Club Room, Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD)
15 Riparian View, Irvine, CA

The event is free. Registration via Meetup is requested for planning purpose.  Available for your use is thdetour route map to the Duck Club meeting room and a detailed map of the IRWD San Joaquin Marsh campus  where the Duck Club meeting room is located.  

 Applied Statistics Workshop 

The 34th Annual Applied Statistics Workshop will take place on Friday, April 3, 2015, at The Pointe Conference Center in Walter Pyramid on campus of California State University, Long Beach. The invited presenter will be Professor Terry M.Therneau, a biostatistician at the Department of Health Science Research, Mayo Clinic. 

Title: Analysis of multi-state survival models 

For more information, please use the link:  http://community.amstat.org/SCASA/asw


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

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