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Call for Nominations for the ASA Philadelphia Chapter Awards (2022-23)

  • 1.  Call for Nominations for the ASA Philadelphia Chapter Awards (2022-23)

    Posted 16 days ago
    Dear ASA Members in the Greater Philadelphia area,Happy Thanksgiving! We are pleased to announce four chapter awards for our statistical communities in the Greater Philadelphia area (Delaware Valley), including research, teaching, practice and student awards. Please see below for details (& the attached fliers). Please give serious consideration to acknowledging the hard work or achievements of your peers, your educators, or your students by providing them a nomination. 

    The Greater Philadelphia area includes the following 16 counties: 
    Atlantic County, Berks County, Bucks County, Burlington County, Camden County, Cape May County, Cecil County, Chester County, Cumberland County, Delaware County, Gloucester County, Kent County, Montgomery County, New Castle County, Philadelphia County, and Salem County.


    Sincerely,
    Jiangtao Gou
    President, ASA Philadelphia Chapter (2022-23)
    Mathematics and Statistics, Villanova University

    [ASA Philadelphia Chapter Award in Research Excellence]

    This Award is established to recognize local statisticians who have made outstanding contributions to statistics research. Nominees should be established within their career in the greater Philadelphia area for at least five years. Nominees who have spent longer periods in the greater Philadelphia area (e.g., eight years or more) are preferable. The nominees should have demonstrated national and international recognition in the academic community for exemplary scholarly accomplishments (significance, originality, shaping/furthering the field) in the profession of statistics as evidenced by the body of their work since the terminal degree. This honorary designation is awarded to a maximum of one recipient each year. The awards committee may give favor to nominees with demonstrated contributions to the ASA Philadelphia Chapter and chapter activities.

    The recipient will be chosen based upon the following criteria:

    • Outstanding research accomplishments in statistics as evaluated by peers and experts in their field
    • A substantial positive impact of their research/creative activity in the field of statistics
    • Letters of support from colleagues and students

    A complete nomination package will include:

    • A nomination letter up to four pages addressing the nominee's scholarly accomplishment, and national / international recognition
    • The nominee's resume or curriculum vita
    • At least two additional supporting letters and at most four additional support letters. Three additional support letters are preferable. Each letter should be no longer than two pages.

    The nominator should email the complete nomination package to the ASA Philadelphia Chapter at amstatphiladelphia@gmail.com no later than 11:59 pm, January 16, 2023. Please indicate in the email subject line "ASA Philadelphia Chapter Award in Research Excellence Nomination".

    Previous Awardees:

    Mingyao Li (2021-22), Hongzhe Li (2019-20)

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    For questions about the Research Award, please contact Dr. Zoe Zhang, at fz53@drexel.edu


    [ASA Philadelphia Chapter Awards in Teaching Excellence]

    The chapter offers two awards in teaching excellence – one for college or university educators and one for K-12 educators.  These Awards are established to honor local educators who have consistently inspired within their students a love and passion for statistics.  Nominees should be established within their career, with five or more years of full-time teaching in the greater Philadelphia area. Nominees who have spent longer periods in the greater Philadelphia area (e.g., eight years or more) are preferable.  This honorary designation is awarded to a maximum of one college/university educator and a maximum of one K-12 educator each year. The awards committee may give favor to nominees with demonstrated contributions to the ASA Philadelphia Chapter and chapter activities..

    The recipient will be chosen based upon the following criteria:

    • Sustained commitment to the profession of teaching statistics
    • Demonstrated impact on their students, including learning statistical content and their views about the discipline, both in and out of the classroom

    A complete nomination package will include:

    • A nomination letter up to four pages addressing points in the selection criteria
    • The nominee's resume or curriculum vita
    • Support letter from students, colleagues, and/or supervisors. Please submit at least two additional supporting letters and at most four additional support letters. Three additional support letters are preferable. Each letter should be no longer than two pages.

    The nominator should email the complete nomination package to the ASA Philadelphia Chapter at amstatphiladelphia@gmail.com no later than 11:59 pm, January 16, 2023. Please indicate in the email subject line either "ASA Philadelphia Chapter Award in Teaching Excellence by College or University Educator nomination" or "ASA Philadelphia Chapter Award in Teaching Excellence by K-12 Educator nomination".

    Previous Awardees:

    Weiwen Miao (2021-22), Pallavi Chitturi (2019-20)

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    For questions about the Award in Teaching Excellence by a College or University Educator, please contact Dr. Scott McClintock, at smcclintock@wcupa.edu

    For questions about the Award in Teaching Excellence by a K-12 Educator, please contact Dr. Michael A. Posner at michael.posner@villanova.edu



    [ASA Philadelphia Chapter Practice Award]

    This Award is established to recognize local statisticians who have made outstanding contributions to practice. Nominees should be established within their career in industry in the greater Philadelphia area for at least five years with dedication to solutions or improvements over existing approaches and had an impact or potential impact on practice. Nominees who have spent longer periods in the greater Philadelphia area (e.g., eight years or more) are preferable.  This honorary designation is awarded to a maximum of one recipient each year. The awards committee may give favor to nominees with demonstrated contributions to the ASA Philadelphia Chapter and chapter activities.

    The recipient will be chosen based upon the following criteria:

    • Outstanding accomplishments in statistical applications with an impact or potential impact on practice in their applied field
    • A substantial positive statistics impact of their activity in the field of working industry and government
    • Letters of support from individuals who can speak to the statistical impact or subject area impact

    A complete nomination package will include:

    • A nomination letter up to four pages addressing the nominee's outstanding accomplishments in statistical applications with an impact or potential impact in their field
    • The nominee's resume or curriculum vita
    • Support letter from the statistics field and the subject field. Please submit at least two additional supporting letters and at most three additional support letters. Each letter should be no longer than two pages.
    • If available, the reports or published papers in English in refereed journals and addressed a relevant real-world problem.

    The nominator should email the complete nomination package to the ASA Philadelphia Chapter at amstatphiladelphia@gmail.com no later than 11:59 pm, January 16, 2023. Please indicate in the email subject line "ASA Philadelphia Chapter Practice Award nomination".

    Previous Awardees:

    Devan Mehrotra (2021-22), Dror Rom (2019-20)

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    For questions about the Practice Award, please contact Dr. Jason Liao, at a4statistics@gmail.com


    [ASA Philadelphia Chapter Student Awards]

    This The ASA Philadelphia Chapter Student Awards are established to honor outstanding undergraduate students who intend to pursue research careers in quantitative disciplines including but not limited to statistics, biostatistics, and data science, and outstanding graduate students for their contributions and accomplishments in research, teaching, participation in departmental and university activities toward professional development in quantitative disciplines including but not limited to statistics, biostatistics, and data science. This honorary designation is awarded to a maximum of one junior or senior undergraduate student and a maximum of one current master or PhD student each year. The awards committee may give favor to nominees with demonstrated contributions to the ASA Philadelphia Chapter and chapter activities.

    For the undergraduate student award, all current junior or senior undergraduate students from schools in the greater Philadelphia, major in quantitative disciplines including but not limited to statistics, biostatistics, and data science are eligible for this award. The recipient will be chosen based on strong academic performance including GPA, research experience such as those resulting in publications or presentations, and their intent to pursue careers or graduate study in those disciplines.

    • Major or Minor in Statistics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, Data Science, or other quantitative disciplines
    • Strong GPA
    • Strong research experience in statistics, biostatistics, data science or machine learning in various settings, ideally with publications or presentations
    • Intend to pursue a research career in Statistics, Biostatistics, Data Science, or Machine Learning

    For the graduate student award, all current master or PhD students from any of quantitative graduate programs including but not limited to statistics, biostatistics, and data science in the greater Philadelphia area are eligible for this award. The recipient will be chosen based upon satisfying at least three out of the following five criteria in their corresponding field of study.

    • Demonstrate research accomplishments and impacts in a manner that substantially exceeds the normal expectation for a graduate student.
    • Demonstrate the ability to conduct original, creative, and significant research.
    • Demonstrate evidence of scholarly, peer-reviewed contributions to literature.
    • Demonstrate excellence in teaching effectiveness in a manner that substantially exceeds the typical expectations of a graduate student as an instructor, a teaching assistant, or a tutor.
    • Demonstrate evidence of service to the college, university, or profession that substantially exceeds the normal expectation for a graduate student

    A complete nomination package will include:

    • A nomination letter up to four pages addressing points in the selection criteria
    • The nominee's resume or curriculum vita
    • At least two additional supporting letters and at most three additional support letters. Each letter should be no longer than two pages.

    The nominator should email the complete nomination package to the ASA Philadelphia Chapter at amstatphiladelphia@gmail.com no later than 11:59 pm, January 16, 2023. Please indicate in the email subject line "ASA Philadelphia Chapter Student Award Nomination".

    Previous Awardees:

    Biyi Shen (2021-22), Jiayi (Jessie) Tong (2021-22)

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    For questions about the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Awards, please contact Dr. Jiangtao Gou, at jiangtao.gou@villanova.edu




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    Jiangtao Gou
    Mathematics and Statistics
    Villanova University
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