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The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award
The Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award has been established to encourage mentoring of younger staff in the Federal statistical system. It is presented annually, beginning in 2003, to a supervisor who is nominated by co-workers and supervisors, and chosen by the Award Selection Committee.
The award is co-sponsored by the Interagency Council on Statistical Policy, the Council for Excellence in Government, the Washington Statistical Society, the Social Statistics and Government Statistics Sections of the American Statistical Association, and the Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics.
Nominations for 2004 will be accepted beginning in November 2003. The last date for submission of nominations is April 1, 2004, and the Award Committee will make its determination of the award winner by May 1, 2004. The award will consist of a $1000 honorarium and a citation, which will be presented at a ceremony arranged by the co-sponsors in June 2004. The winning mentor will be selected for his or her efforts in supporting the work and developing the careers of younger staff.
For further information on the award, contact Ed Spar, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics (COPAFS) by phone: 703-836-0404; fax: 703-684-3410; or by e-mail at email@example.com. The nomination cover sheet and guidelines or a photocopy of it should be attached to a nomination memorandum or letter. Forms can be obtained by contacting Ed Spar, or by downloading from the COPAFS website at http://www.copafs.org. All nominations should be returned to the Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award Committee, c/o COPAFS, 1429 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 no later than April 1, 2004.Return to top
Judges For The 2004 Science Fairs
Volunteers are needed to represent the Washington Statistical Society next spring as judges in five regional science fairs in Northern Virginia, suburban Maryland and the District of Columbia. Since 1986, WSS has provided special awards at these fairs to students whose projects demonstrate excellence in data analysis or the application of statistical methods. Those who have participated in this activity have very much enjoyed the opportunity to interact with the students and to observe the widely diverse projects that are presented. The fairs are held on a Saturday morning in mid-March to mid-April. The only time required is that one Saturday morning, plus one weekday lunchtime meeting to discuss judging strategy.
If you would like to be a science fair judge next spring, please e-mail Lee Abramson at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, and include your work and home phone numbers, your fax number and your mailing address. If you judged last spring, there is no need to contact Lee unless your e-mail address or phone number has changed. If you have any questions, please call Lee at 301-415-6180 .Return to top
NAS: Workshop on Enterprise Risk Management
The National Academy of Sciences will hold a workshop on enterprise risk management in Washington, D.C. on January 14-15, 2004. This workshop will:
- Explore the frontiers of the ERM discipline.
- Share best thinking between the public and private sectors.
- Provide participants with useful perspectives, insights, and new ideas to improve their understanding of enterprise risks and lead them to manage them differently.
- Provide participants with an extended network.
Anyone who would like to attend can find more information at http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bms/enterprise_risk_management.html, Online registration is available by clicking the link on that page marked "Registration." There is no charge, but we need an accurate headcount of participants.Return to top
George Washington University
Graduate Certificate in Survey Design and Data Analysis
The George Washington University's SPRING 2004 semester is rapidly approaching!In only four courses, learn techniques for analyzing public opinion in today's high-tech environment.
Registration ends on January 9, and classes begin on January 12.