Summer 2022 Issue

Summer 2022 Issue

Letter from the Editor, John Keighley
Welcome to the Summer 2022 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...Read more


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Upcoming Events

The Council of Chapters Traveling Courses provide low-cost courses for ASA Chapters.
Due to COVID-19, 2022 traveling courses are being offered in either virtual or in-person formats. The chapter and presenter must agree on the format while selecting a date... Read more

On October 14, the Southern Ontario Chapter will be offering an ASA traveling course virtually from 12–4 p.m. The course, Clinical Trials Using Master Protocols and Their Applications, will be taught by Jingjing Ye, Xiaoyun (Nicole) Li, and Chengxing (Cindy) Lu. Registration details will be available closer to the event date.


Recent News & Highlights

News from the Arizona Chapter
The Arizona Chapter held a successful ASA DataFest competition for the three public universities in Arizona the weekend of March 25. The event was held virtually using Zoom and Slack...Read more

News from the Central Arkansas Chapter
In March 2022, the Central Arkansas Chapter (CASA) participated in the 40th Central Arkansas Regional Science & Engineering Fair (CARSEF), the state’s largest STEM research competition for children in primary and secondary schools...Read more

News from the Cincinnati Chapter
The Cincinnati Chapter has had a busy award season this spring! At the college level, we recognized outstanding undergraduate and graduate students with the Comer-Reynolds Memorial Award...Read more

News from the Detroit & Ann Arbor Chapters
Chapter members would like to recognize our 2022 award winners from the Michigan Science and Engineering Fair (MSEF), held March 18–21 as a virtual event. Continuing our traditional joint chapter activity, members of the Detroit and Ann Arbor chapters and our District 3 vice chair served as a professional awards judging team at the MSEF...Read more

News from the Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter
The 15th Annual Innovations in Design Analysis and Dissemination (IDAD): Frontiers in Biostatistics and Data Science Conference was held virtually April 21–22. This conference is jointly sponsored by the Kansas Western-Missouri Chapter of the ASA and the Department of Biostatistics and Data Science at the University of Kansas Medical Center...Read more

News from the NYC Metro Area Chapter
The NYC Metro Area Chapter hosted a virtual colloquium on time-varying effect modeling presented by Stephanie Lanza of Penn State on March 4. Links to a recording of the presentation, the slides, and additional resources are available on the event page of the chapter’s website...Read more

Southern Ontario Chapter
The Southern Ontario Regional Association of the Statistical Society of Canada and the University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Southern Ontario Chapter of the ASA, held a virtual workshop on regression diagnostics...Read more

News from the West Tennessee Chapter
In 2022, the West Tennessee (WT) Chapter continues working to promote research and educational activities in the community. On March 30, the chapter offered a virtual workshop, titled “Combining Mediation Analysis with Mendelian Randomization” and delivered by Katlin Wade of the University of Bristol and her assistants...Read more

Officer Tips & Information

Chapter Spotlight: the Washington Statistical Society's Mentoring Program
Former ASA President David Morganstein challenged the WSS to start a mentoring program in 2015 using An Eight-Step Guide to Creating and Sustaining a Mentoring Program. The purpose of the program was to build community. It still is today...Read more

Council of Chapters Annual Workshop: “Increasing and Diversifying Chapter Membership”

Please encourage chapter officers to stop by for presentations about this topic by several ASA and Chapter Officers,  break-out sessions, opportunities for networking, and delicious appetizers! The workshop will be held during JSM on Tuesday, August 9, 4:00 to 6:00, in the Union Station room of the Marriott Marquis.

The Council of Chapters Business Meeting will most likely be a virtual meeting again this year. The Council of Chapters Governing Board Vice Chair for your District will soon be contacting Chapter Officers with dates and times.