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Welcome to the Washington Statistical Society

Dear Colleague,

If you work with statistics in the metropolitan Washington DC area, you owe it to yourself to belong to the Washington Statistical Society (WSS). WSS offers opportunities to:

  • network with colleagues in your field,
  • increase the level of quantitative literacy in area schools,
  • continue your own statistical education,
  • help to develop the next generation of statisticians, and
  • participate in numerous seminars and workshops.

The WSS is the largest, most active chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) with about 900 members. Our members work in the government, academic, and private sectors, spanning many disciplines. Members' interests and expertise cover an extensive range of areas in applied and theoretical statistics, data collection, survey methods, and allied subjects.

Our activities include a large and varied technical seminar program, short courses, social events, and service opportunities. WSS members receive our monthly email newsletter (The WSS News), with announcements and descriptions of forthcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and listings of job openings and job-seeking members' credentials. Our website provides information on additional events, WSS contacts, and a WSS history.

Annual Dues

  • ASA member $9 (Full)
  • Non-ASA member $11 (Associate)
  • Student $3

To Join WSS
Access the associate membership form via the JOIN! link at the top right of this webpage, or send a check (payable to WSS) to:
WSS, P.O. Box 2033, Washington, DC 20013.
Include: name, ASA number (if ASA member), mailing address, and Email address.

Please feel free to contact me (by email: Nancy.A.Bates@census.gov, by phone: 301-763-5248) if you have any questions about membership or participation in WSS. We encourage you to join WSS either as a member or as a volunteer!


Nancy Bates
WSS President, 2013-14

April 2014 Newsletter
Curtis Jacobs Award
Deadline: May 10, 2014
Upcoming Events
April 24, 2014
The Roles of Government Forecasts
May 9, 2014
May 15 -17, 2014
Women in Statistics Conference
Know Your Power: Enticing, Elevating and Empowering Careers of Women in Statistics
May 20-22, 2014
Registration (deadline April 1, 2014)
May 22-23, 2014
May 29-31, 2014
Frontiers of Hierarchical Modeling in Observational Studies, Complex Surveys and Big Data: A Conference Honoring Professor Malay Ghosh
Financial Support for Students and Young Researchers (must be received by April 15, 2014)
August 2-7, 2014
WSS 2014 JSM Student Travel Award Application (must be received by May 1, 2014)
October 31 & Novemember 1, 2014
Previous Annual Dinners
2013 — June 25
Flyer (pdf)
Frauke Kreuter, Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland
Recipient of the 2012 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Big Data in Survey Research: Analyzing Process Information (Paradata)
2012 — June 12
Flyer (pdf)
Amy Herring, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Recipient of the 2012 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
2011 — June 16
Flyer (pdf)
Nilanjan Chatterjee, National Cancer Institute
Recipient of the 2011 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Estimating the "Known-Unknowns" from "Known-Knowns" in the Search of Missing Heritability of Complex Traits
2010 — June 10
Flyer (pdf)
Dr. Michael R. Elliot, University of Michigan
2009 — June 18
Program (pdf)
Dr. Jean Opsomer, Colorado State University
Recipient of the 2009 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Aspects of Sampling Design: a Tale of Two Natural Resource Surveys (slides pdf)
Morris Hansen Lectures
2013 — January 7, 2014 (postponed from October 3, 2013)
2012 — October 9
2011 — October 18
2010 — October 12
2009 — October 13
2008 — October 28
The Federal Statistical System: Is It Stronger Now Than It Was Eight Years Ago?
2007 — October 30
Slides From Selected Seminars

Board of Directors and Committees

WSS Constitution

WSS Bylaws

WSS Handbook

WSS Program Chair Guidelines

WSS Video Contacts

WSS History 1896 to 2012

If you need the WSS employer identification number, Federal tax exempt information, or DC tax exempt information, please contact the WSS Secretary or WSS Treasurer. The WSS D-U-N-S Number: 786066571
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