December 2008 Newsletter

San Antonio ASA
Chapter Newsletter
December 2008
Volume 22, No. 2
American Statistical Association
December Meeting Topic: Statistical Opportunities in Grades 6 through 12
The San Antonio Chapter of the American Statistical Association’s December meeting will feature a
presentation by Linda Gann, Secondary Mathematics Instructional Specialist, Northside Independent
School District. We will meet for refreshments at 6:30 pm and then hear from our guest speaker at 7:00
pm. Please distribute the attached flyer to coworkers and others who might be interested. We would like
to extend a special invitation to area high school math and statistics teachers.
San Antonio ASA Chapter functions are always open to nonmembers and guests. Please consider
bringing a colleague or friend!
Statistical Opportunities in Grades 6 through 12
Linda Gann
Secondary Mathematics Instructional Specialist, Northside ISD, San Antonio
UTSA Loop 1604 Campus, John Peace Library, Room JPL 4.03.08
Tuesday, December 9th
7 pm (6:30 pm refreshments)
Abstract: The presentation will include discussion of the following four topics: 1) AP Statistics, 2) CRS –
College Readiness Standards, 3) TEKS – Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Grades 6-12, and 4)
The new proposed 4th year of math course (involving the study of statistics for the common consumer of
Parking: Between 6:30 - 9:30 pm campus visitors can park without a permit in either Lot 4 or Lot 3
Faculty/Staff A or B spaces (but NOT the 24 Hr Reserved spaces).
For a campus map please visit:
In Amstat News
Page 4 of the November 2008 issue of Amstat News features a President’s Corner article in which San
Antonio Chapter member Bob Mason (who is our current Council of Chapters Representative) reminisces
about his term as ASA President in 2003. You can also find it online at .
UIW Offers New Graduate Program in Research Statistics
University of the Incarnate Word is offering a new master's degree program in research statistics, geared
towards those interested in a career as a research statistician. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture, the Research Scholars Program will select 11 students in the Spring 2009. One student will
receive a full scholarship and the rest will get partial scholarships. The deadline to apply is Jan. 6, 2009.
For more information, contact Dr. Elizabeth Kreston, 210-805-1225, . Also, see
attached news release.
Upcoming Conferences in the Area
2009 Bayesian Biostatistics, Houston, Texas, January 26-28, 2009.
Conference in Honor of Raymond Carroll:
Statistical Methods for Complex Data, College Station, Texas, March 14, 2009
2009 ENAR Spring Meeting, International Biometric Society, San Antonio, Texas, March 15-18, 2009.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio
(COTS) Conference of Texas Statisticians, Huntsville, Texas, March 27-28, 2009.
Sam Houston State University, Chairman, Melinda Miller Holt
San Antonio ASA Chapter Officers 2008-2009
Jerry Keating, University of Texas at San Antonio
(210) 458-5370
Vice-President: Ram Tripathi, University of Texas at San Antonio
(210) 458-5549
Norma Ketchum, Brooks City-Base
(210) 536-1962
Carolyn Oakley
(210) 481-3473
Bob Mason, Southwest Research Institute
(210) 522-2671
Peter Olofsson, Trinity University
(210) 999-8244
Ginny de Wolf,