Welcome to the Arizona Chapter

Welcome to the home page for the Arizona Chapter of the American Statistical Association. We provide a community for statistically-inclined people working in Arizona. The purpose of our organization is to encourage the use and appreciation of Statistics and its applications, and to facilitate interaction among all persons having an interest in or being concerned with the field of Statistics. We encourage anyone with an interest in statistics or data management to join and present at our activities and events.


April 18, 2017 - Career Panel for Future Statisticians and Data Scientists

The Arizona Chapter of ASA invites you to attend a career panel for the future statisticians and data scientists. Derek Blythe, a data scientist at Intel Corporation, Tyson Crowther, a statistician at Discover Financial Services, Wanchunzi Yu, a postdoctoral associate at Arizona State University (ASU) will join us at 6:30 PM, Memorial Union Room 224 (Gila room) of ASU.

Oct. 27, 2016 - Statistical Applications and Consulting in Diverse Industries

In ASA AZ  chapter fall meeting, we will have a talk about statistical applications and consulting in diverse industries with Dr. Anne Hansen from Intel Corporation. This meeting will be held at 6:00 PM in the Memorial Union (MU) 230 Pima room. 


May. 8-13, 2016 - Intel ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair)   


The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public, and the world's largest international pre-college science competition is coming to Phoenix. 

The premier global science competition for students in grades 9-12, the Intel ISEF provides an annual forum for more than 1,700 high school students from more than 70 countries, regions, and territories to display their independent research. SSP, Intel, and the Phoenix Local Arrangements Committee are seeking volunteers to support the Intel ISEF, to be held May 8-13, 2016.

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Apr. 12, 2016 - A Round Table Discussion: Working as A Statistician in Industry

Are you curious about a statistician's career and which industry employ statisticians? A roundtable discussion with members from American Express, Aptech Systems, City of Phoenix, JPMogran Chase and Statistical Data Corporation will be held at Arizona State University Tempe Campus, Memorial Union MU236 (Mohave Room).


Apr. 7, 2016 - Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF)

The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is the state fair for Arizona. Managed by Arizona Science Center, AzSEF brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county and regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) taking place May 8–13, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ.  

Website: http://azscience.org/azsef

Oct. 23, 2014 - Good Communications: Vital to Our Success
David Morganstein, ASA President
In the ASA AZ Chapter 2015 kickoff meeting, Mr. Morganstein gave a lecture in Statistics and also new Chapter officers were introduced, President Anh Q. Nguyen from PayPal, Vice President Henry(Haibiao) Zhang from the State of Arizona, Secretary Lulu Wang from Amex.

Oct - 2013 - International Year of Statistics
Participation Continues to Grow!

As of August 24, there are 661 organizations, representing at least 94 countries, signed on as participants in the International Year of Statistics.  Participating organizations include 244 universities, 103 societies, 101 government agencies, 70 businesses, 69 ASA-affiliated entities, 52 secondary schools, and 22 research institutes. If your organization has not signed on, please do so by going to http://statistics2013.org and clicking on “Join.” Joining creates no obligation, but it does connect you to the worldwide network of organizations and people who are interesting in promoting statistics through the unique opportunity of the International Year of Statistics.

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If you want to receive up-to-date information on the International Year of Statistics through Twitter or Facebook, simply go to http://statistics2013.org and click on the appropriate icon at the top of the page. Follow us on Twitter and be sure to retweet the messages to your followers. Like or Comment on the Facebook page, and send us suggestions for new content for it.

Help Us Help You Promote Statistics2013!
ASA is developing a promotional plan and an accompanying Promotion Tool Kit that participating organizations can customize and use to promote the celebration and their involvement to their constituents and the public in their area or in their country. These promotional resources will encompass things like press releases, an opinion-editorial, print and online banner advertisements, and articles for your organization’s website, newsletters or magazine that can be customized with your organization’s information and a quote from your volunteer or staff leader. Other promotional items that will be included are electronic versions of the celebration’s logo for posting on your organization’s website; resources for promoting your organization’s participation in Statistics2013 at your annual convention/meeting; and more. We’d like to hear from you about other promotional items you’d like to have included in the International Year of Statistics Promotion Tool Kit. Please email your suggestions, and an electronic sample of the item or a link to it on your organization’s website, to Jeff Myers at Jeffrey@amstat.org
. By working together to promote the International Year of Statistics we will educate the world about the important contributions statisticians everywhere are making to our global society.

Link to the International Year of Statistics
If your organization has not yet posted the International Year of Statistics logo and link to http://statistics2013.org on its website, you do not have to wait for the Promotion Tool Kit to do so. You will find what you need at http://statistics2013.org/linktous.cfm.

Activities during 2013
As your organization plans activities for 2013, send information about the plans to Ron Wasserstein (ron@amstat.org), and we will post the information on the Statistics2013 website. Please consider including the International Year of Statistics logo on your activity’s website. Speaking of activities, plans are in motion to develop a short video to help launch the International Year of Statistics. We’ll include more information about the video in future newsletters about Statistics2013.

Statistics2013 Poster
We need your ideas! We are developing posters that you can use throughout 2013 to promote the International Year of Statistics. Once created, these posters will be available for download at the Statistics2013 website for everyone to use. At http://www.amstat.org/misc/IYSTATPoster.pdf you will see a concept for a poster. We need your help to complete this poster! Please send me a note with at least one example of an important contribution statistics has made in your part of the world. We’ll select examples from around the world and highlight them in the “bubbles” on the poster. Then the posters will be made available to your organization for translation into your country’s language. (Please note the placement of the bubbles in the poster concept are for illustration purposes and will be moved to accommodate text length and number of examples.)

Video Contest
Please help us to spread the word about the international video contest that will help launch the worldwide celebration of the positive impact of statistical science around the world. We encourage your organization to submit a video of four minutes in length or less that illustrates: how statistics positively impacts the lives of your country’s citizens, improves society, or in general makes the world a better place how statistical thinking can be brought to bear on important issues of our day interesting careers in statistics (tell the world why your job in statistics is so great, or why it is interesting and fun to be a statistician)Cash prizes of $250 to $1000 (U.S. dollar) will be awarded for the best videos, with special prizes for the best videos by a person or a group of people 18 years of age or less and the best non-English language video. (Please provide a written English translation of the video script or incorporate English subtitles into the finished production.) Entries will be judged on statistical content and entertainment value. All submissions must be the original design and creation of the entrants and must not infringe on copyrighted materials or productions. Submissions must be posted on YouTube. Send a link to the video to Tom Short, chair of the Statistics2013 Video Contest review committee at tshort@jcu.edu, by October 31, 2012. Winning and honorable mention videos will be posted on the International Year of Statistics website throughout 2013.


Coming soon


Career Panel for Future Statisticians and Data Scientists

Join us with three professionals from Intel Corporation, Discover Financial services, and Arizona State University! See you at 6:30 PM, Memorial Union Room 224 (Gila Room), Arizona State University, April 18, 2017!



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