Fall 2023 Issue

Fall 2023 Issue

Welcome to the Fall 2023 issue of Chapter Chatter, the newsletter for and about ASA chapters. The Council of Chapters Governing Board (COCGB) established this publication to foster improved communications between the COCGB and chapters and among chapters by providing a forum for spreading news throughout the statistics community about ASA chapter initiatives and activities.


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Upcoming Events

Council of Chapters Traveling Courses Update
The ASA Council of Chapters Annual Traveling Course Program provides ASA chapters with lowcost opportunities to host high-quality short courses. The 2023 program includes seven short
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Iowa Chapter Poster Competition

The ASA Iowa Chapter will host its revival poster competition on April 12, 2024. Students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in statistics, data science, analytics, and actuarial science are welcome to submit a poster. There will also be a short course on proper presentation methods and a panel of industry professionals who will provide guidance for best preparing for a job in their fields. Lunch will be provided for all attendees and students will have the opportunity to talk with professors and industry leaders from across the state. Stay in touch with the Iowa Chapter by emailing Iowa.Amstat@gmail.com or visiting X (formerly Twitter) at @asa_iowa.

Recent News & Highlights

News from the Arizona Chapter

Members of the Arizona Chapter met at the recent Joint Statistical Meetings in Toronto to discuss chapter activities and the statistics profession...Read more


News from the Cincinnati Chapter

The Cincinnati Chapter hosted an ASA traveling short course, “Fundamentals of Causal Inference: With R,” on September 12. The instructor was Babette Brumback, professor emerita at the University of Florida. The day-long course boasted 41 registrants, the most well-attended, in-person course in recent years...Read more


News from the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter
The Kansas Western-Missouri Chapter hosted the ASA Traveling Course Navigating Tough Conversations in Statistical Collaboration” and will soon begin planning for its 17th Annual Innovations in Design Analysis and Dissemination (IDAD): Frontiers in Biostatistics and Data Science Symposium...Read more

News from the Kentucky Chapter
The Kentucky Chapter recently hosted their spring event in collaboration with the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The event included seven student presentations, student awards, and keynote speaker Tony Ng from Bentley University, who presented “Degradation Models and Related Applications: From Drug Dissolution to Network Reliability”...Read more

News from the
Northeastern Illinois Chapter
The 2023 Annual Fall Joint Meeting of the Northern Illinois Chapter and Midwest Chapter of the International Chinese Statistical Association was organized by the latter and took place in October...Read more


News from the NYC Metro Area Chapter

This summer, we held our first in-person event since the pandemic and our first collaboration with an ASA section. It was the Inaugural Statistics and Large Language Models (LLM) Workshop jointly hosted by the ASA Section on Text Analysis, ASA NYC Metro Area Chapter, and Department of Statistics at Columbia University...Read more

Officer Tips & Information

A Roadmap for ASA Chapter Rejuvenation 

Tom Krenzke, Jamie Perrett, Maureen Mayer, Alexandra Hanlon, and Mimi Kim 

Has it been more than a year since your chapter last met? Are you having difficulty finding new officers and/or involving early-career statisticians? Does your chapter need rejuvenation? This article provides guidance we hope will help you attain the status of a healthy ASA Chapter...Read more