Albuquerque Chapter of the ASA
Affiliation with Mu Sigma Rho
Mu Sigma Rho is the national honorary society for statistics. Its purpose is to promote and encourage scholarly activity in statistics, and the recognition of outstanding achievement among the students in eligible academic institutions.
In February, 2005, the National Mu Sigma Rho approved a proposal that Chapters of the American Statistical Association to become an affiliate chapter of Mu Sigma Rho. This decision allows students from New Mexico who do not attend schools with Mu Sigma Rho chapters to become members through a process coordinated by the Albuquerque Chapter of the ASA (ACASA). This would provide an opportunity for the ACASA to pursue further outreach with more isolated campuses and boost awareness of the ASA and the local chapter (by encouraging students to become members of the ASA when they join Mu Sigma Rho).
Procedures for Nominating Students (nomination form)
Students may be nominated by faculty members (including Professors at all levels, Lecturers, and Research Scientists) located at an educational institution in New Mexico. The nominator is responsible for forwarding a copy of the student's academic transcript along with evidence that the nominee has satisfied the requirements (at UNM top 1/3 of class is overall GPA of 3.25), and providing full contact information for the student to the Chair of the Mu Sigma Rho Subcommittee by March 15th of each year for induction in that year.
Once nominations are received, and all information is verified and the student is deemed eligible, the Subcommittee will forward recommendations to the ACASA Planning Committee. Ordinarily the Planning Committee will approve nominations based upon the recommendations of the Subcommittee. Once the Planning Committee has approved these names, letters will be sent to the students inviting them to join Mu Sigma Rho. The nominator will also be sent a copy. All students who accept this nomination will be invited to an induction ceremony at the regularly scheduled ACASA annual meeting. Then the Mu Sigma Rho Subcommittee Chair will send the list of students who accept membership along with the dues to the the Secretary/Treasurer of the National Mu Sigma Rho organization. A certificate will then be sent to each inductee. A copy of the nomination materials for all successful nominees is provided annually to the secretary of the ACASA chapter.
The ACASA Mu Sigma Rho Subcommittee seeks to create and maintain a list of liaisons at colleges and universities to seek statistics students with these qualifications for nomination. The Subcommittee submits a brief annual report for the ACASA website regarding chapter activities during that year.
For more information, contact Erik Erhardt (erikerhardt at gmail.com)
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Timeline of Yearly Cycle
March 15th: Deadline for nominations (including academic transcript, contact information, and verification of membership requirements) to the Subcommittee Chair.
March 30th: Subcommittee meets to review nominations.
April 15th: ACASA Planning Committee acts on Nominations, letters sent to nominees.
Late September: Induction ceremony at the regularly scheduled ACASA annual meeting.
Regular Members (former or current ACASA Mu Sigma Rho subcommittee members)
Chapter Committee Meeting Minutes
2006Committee Members of ACASA Mu Sigma Rho
Five members of the ACASA agreed to serve as members to oversee the process of nominating, vetting, and recommending new members for Mu Sigma Rho:
The first chapter committee meeting took place Wed, 8 Feb 2006 at 1pm MST. A conference call was initiated from UNM to Sandia between Founding Committee Members: