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Call for Nominations for 2024 Don Owen Award

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    Posted 02-18-2024 23:24
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    Call for Nominations for 2024 Don Owen Award

    The San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association presents the Don Owen Award to a

    statistician who embodies the three-fold accomplishments of Dr. Donald B. Owen, who before his death in

    1991 was Distinguished Professor of Statistics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Dr.

    Owen's illustrious career serves as the standard against which nominees are evaluated for excellence in

    research, statistical consultation, and service to the statistical community. Among his accomplishments,

    Dr. Owen authored seven textbooks, seven monographs, and more than 75 articles in refereed journals;

    and trained 19 doctoral and master's students. He served as an applied statistician for ten years for the

    Sandia Corporation, and operated his own private consulting firm, specializing in quality control. Dr. Owen

    was editor of Communications in Statistics for both Series A and B, associate editor of Technometrics and

    of JASA; and he edited over 50 textbooks.

    The San Antonio Chapter is currently accepting nominations for the 2024 Don Owen Award from ASA

    chapters in North America. The nominee must be a member of the ASA, but is not required to be a

    member of the nominating chapter. In addition to a cover letter highlighting the accomplishments of the

    nominee, the nomination packet must contain the following supporting information:

    1. Name of the Nominee

    2. Degrees (titles, dates, schools)

    3. Present position(s), followed by significant former positions (with dates)

    4. List of major publications having statistical content

    5. List of activities related to teaching and dissemination of statistical knowledge,

    6. List of consulting activities related to statistical problems or editorial contributions, and

    7. List of activities supporting the mission of the ASA and related professional organizations

    To submit a nominee, please send the nomination packet in PDF format to:, writing "Owen Award" in the subject field.

    The deadline for nominations is March 25, 2024.

    John Schoolfield