MESSAGE FROM THE SECTION CHAIR
North Carolina State University
Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 3, Number 1 (Winter 1997)
By the time you read this, my term as 1997 Chair of the Section on
Statistical Education will have begun. I look forward to this year with both
anticipation and a little trepidation. I am honored to have been given this
opportunity to serve the Section, and I take seriously my responsibility to
help the Section have a productive year.
The more involvement there is from the Section's members, the more we will
accomplish this year. Please contact me with your ideas for initiatives that
we might undertake. Here are some specific ways that you can become involved
Please send me your feedback on current initiatives and activities of the
Section and your ideas for future projects. I can be reached at:
We have a Section home page on the World Wide Web, accessible from the
ASA home page
(http://www.amstat.org/). Please send me your comments and your
ideas for additional information that we should include.
The Section is allocated a page in every issue of the Amstat
News. Please send me your ideas for possible articles. You could even
volunteer to write an article!
This wonderful newsletter is the result of hard work by Carol Joyce
Blumberg, Joan Garfield, and Tom Moore; Tom Short does an excellent job
preparing a World Wide Web version that is available from our home page. I
know that they would appreciate your feedback and your ideas for announcements
Roxy Peck is the Section Program Chair for the 1997 Joint Statistical
Meetings in Anaheim. Make plans now to attend the meetings and participate in
Stat Ed sessions and activities. See the article
"Section on Statistical Education Plans for 1997 Joint Meetings"
for more details.
Jerry Moreno will be the Section Program Chair for the 1998 Joint
Statistical Meetings in Dallas. Send him your ideas for invited paper
sessions; organize a special contributed paper session. Jerry will also be
organizing the Roundtable Luncheons for the 1997 meetings in Anaheim. Contact
him before February 5 with your ideas for luncheon topics.
See the article
"Section on Statistical Education Plans for 1997 Joint Meetings" for more details.
Buy a School Membership in the ASA for a local school. For a $50
annual membership fee, your school will receive subscriptions to the
Statistics Teacher Network newsletter, CHANCE magazine, and
STATS magazine; member rates at meetings; brochures; and other
Work with a child on an entry for the American Statistics Poster
Competition or the American Statistics Team Project Competition. Entries are
due by April 15. Please encourage your local school to participate. Brochures
and application forms may be obtained from ASA by contacting
firstname.lastname@example.org. (A couple of years ago, my son won an honorable mention in
the poster competition!)
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University
Raleigh NC 27695-8203
Fax: (919) 515-7591
I look forward to working with you this year toward our common goal of
improving the teaching and learning of statistics.
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