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Nominations are sought for the 1997 Roger Herriot Award for Innovations in Federal Statistics.
After the unexpected death in May, 1994 of Roger Herriot, an Associate Commissioner for Statistical Standards and Methodology at the National Center for Educational Statistics, the Washington Statistical Society, the Social Statistics and Government Statistics Sections of the American Statistical Association established an award in his memory to recognize individuals who develop unique approaches to the solution of statistical problems in federal data collection programs.
The award is intended to reflect the special characteristics that marked Roger Herriot's career:
The recipient of the 1997 Roger Herriot Award will be chosen by a committee of representatives of the Social Statistics Section and Government Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association and a representative of the Washington Statistical Society. Roger Herriot was associated with and strongly supportive of these organizations during his career. The award consists of an honorium of $500 and a framed citation.
A nomination form can be obtained by contacting Daniel Kasprzyk at 202-219-1588, 202-219-1325 (fax), or e-mail Daniel_Kasprzyk@ed.gov. All nomination forms should be returned to the Roger Herriot Award Committee c/o Daniel Kasprzyk, 4906 Colonel Contee Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-2875.
Completed nomination forms must be recieved by May 12, 1997.
WSS now distributes the newsletter electronically to over 25% of our membership, including reminders and notices of interesting statistical events in the Washington area. WSS also saves printing and postage, since we don't need to send a paper copy to the electronic folks. Please switch to the electronic distribution if you are able. If you would like to receive the newsletter by email, please send a note to Vince Massimini (firstname.lastname@example.org) listing your name, organization, and internet email address. If you are an ASA member, it would help if you could include your ASA number.
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SIGSTAT is the Special Interest Group in Statistics for the Capital PC User Group (CPCUG) and WORMSC, Washington Operations Research and Management Science Council. All meetings are from 12:30 - 1:30 in Room 1208, 1301 New York Ave, NW. First-time attendees should contact Charlie Hallahan at 202-501-6928 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is at http://www.ers.usda.govsigstat or the Members/Sigs page of http://www.cpcug.org.
February 12, 1997: S+SpatialStats is a comprehensive, object-oriented software package for the analysis of spatial data. It runs under the S+ statistical package and provides a set of analysis tools created specifically for the exploration and modelling of spatially correlated data. Online information for S+SpatialStats is available at http://www.mathsoft.com.
March 12, 1997: MathCad 6.0 for Windows combines numeric and symbolic calculations, graphic and visualization tools, functions for statistical and data analysis, differential equations and advanced matrix operations, as well as WYSIWIG document preparation. Online information for Mathcad 6.0 is available at http://www.mathsoft.com.
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