Spring 2023 Issue

Spring 2023 Issue

Welcome to the Spring 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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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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Recent News & Highlights

News from the Arizona Chapter
The Arizona Chapter officers have drafted and reviewed new chapter bylaws to serve for the
virtual era....
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News from the Boston Chapter
Nicholas J. Horton, Beitzel Professor in Technology and Society (Statistics and Data Science) at
Amherst College, has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Mosteller Statistician of the
Year Award by the Boston Chapter...Read more

News from the Cincinnati Chapter
This past December, the Cincinnati Chapter welcomed 70 registrants for the ASA traveling
course on adaptive design taught by Frank Bretz and Dong Xi and offered virtually...Read more

News from Connecticut Chapter
After three years of meeting virtually, the ASA Connecticut Chapter will hold its 21st annual
mini-conference both in person at Pfizer Research Site in Groton, Connecticut, and online...Read more

News from the Kansas-Western Missouri
The chapter hosted the ASA Traveling Course “Charting Your Course for Leadership Success,”
presented by Leslie McClure of Drexel University at the University of Kansas Edwards Campus
October 27, 2022. The traveling course was followed by the first in-person chapter meeting
since 2019...Read more

News from the Nebraska Chapter
In April 2022, the chapter organized the ASA Council of Chapters traveling course “Data
Visualization with R,” presented by Aaron Williams from the Urban Institute. The one-day
course was taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, with 55 in-person and virtual
attendees. The UNO Mathematical and Statistical Sciences Department and Mutual of Omaha
sponsored this activity...Read more

News from the Northeastern Illinois Chapter
The 2022 NIC-ASA / ICSA Midwest Chapter joint fall meeting was held October 5–6, 2022. The
first day of the meeting consisted of two short courses: “Exploring and Analyzing Safety Data
Using Python” and “Bayesian Design, Modeling, and Computation in Clinical Trials.” The second
day began with the keynote address, “Development Opportunities: How to Take the Lead in
Your Own Career Development,” given by Stephanie Dunbar, vice president of statistical
sciences and analytics at AbbVie...Read more

News from the New York City Metro Chapter
The NYC Metro Area Chapter continues to keep busy. We have virtual events planned through
the end of 2023. The goal of our chapter is to provide a service to the statistical community.
Given our location, we attract a diverse population, and our audience consists of individuals
with various and multiple interests...Read more

ASA Student Chapters

ASA student chapters provide opportunities for students to connect with other students interested in statistics and interact with prominent statisticians locally and at national meetings. They also encourage students to continue studying statistics and provide career information in the statistical sciences. There are no scholastic requirements, and students need not be statistics majors. All students are welcome and encouraged to get involved.

News from the BYU Student Chapter
Spurred by enthusiastic undergraduate students, the BYU Statistics Club—a student chapter of
the ASA—was reinstated in the Fall of 2022 and has had many early successes. After six months,
the club has more than 270 members...Read more

News from the KUMC Student Chapter
The University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Biostatistics and Data Science
established the Graduate Student Biostatistics Association in 2011 to develop and nurture a
sense of community among graduate students. The GSBA also became a student chapter of the
ASA in 2016. Since its inception, the KUMC GSBA has sponsored and organized activities like
lunch-and-learns, social outings, picnics, and volunteering with local charities...Read more

Officer Tips & Information

‘HOW-TO’ Succeed Now and in the Post-Pandemic Future
Published in Amstat News August 2021...Read more

Council of Chapters Activities at JSM 2023
The Council of Chapters Governing Board will sponsor two invited sessions at the 2023 Joint
Statistical Meetings in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...Read more