[Cowystats] CO/WY ASA NEWS

Matt Pocernich pocernic at rap.ucar.edu
Fri Jan 12 13:32:25 MST 2007

## weather and statistics
## biometrics seminar
## in the planning stages
## credit where credit is due.
## high school science fair - statistics award
## spring meeting
## job notices

After a bit of a break, we have begun to actively plan more chapter events.
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### Weather and statistics  Friday February 23rd - 3 pm Metro State College 
Jointly sponsored by Metro Department of Meteorology, Metro Department of 
Statistics and CO/WY ASA.

Statistics has many applications in improving weather forecasts.  Techniques 
used to improve forecasts will be discussed.   This talk does not require an 
in depth understanding of weather, but rather will be interesting to anyone 
who uses statistical models to make forecasts.  More information to be 

###   Keith A. Baggerly from the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Thurs March 29th: Preventive Medicine and Biometrics Seminar
12-1pm  CPH Auditorium 1J05, 9th St Campus, UCHSC
sponsored with the Bioinformatics Department at the University of Colorado 
Health Science Center.
(Abstract to follow)

### Several more events are in the planning stages.  In the works are a
data mining seminar at DU and events at CSU and Colorado School of Mines.
You will be informed as details are available.

### Credit where credit is due.

Organizing seminars and talks takes preparation, effort  and money to 
prepare.  By co-hosting or highlighting seminars and talks, our goal is to 
make members aware of events happening in the area.  Events are selected 
because they may have appeal to people in other areas of statistics.  
Additionally, we are happy to highlight programs that are happening in our 
regions.  Our goal is not to take credit for work done by others.  If you 
have interest or ideas of an event the might be interesting to other 
members, please let us know.

###  Volunteers needed to judge at the Colorado State

The Chapter will be offering a series of awards at the state science fair 
for projects that exhibit good  use and understanding of statistics.  The 
event is April 5 - 7  at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.   We 
need 2-3 people to help judge exhibits on Thursday April 6 from 
approximately noon to 5 pm.  If you are interested, send a note to 
pocernic at ucar.edu.

### Spring Meeting Friday April 20th - NCAR Mesa Lab - beautiful weather 
guaranteed.  In addition to several invited speakers, we strongly encourage
students to present their research.  Keep in mind the meeting is a friendly
environment in which to let the local statistics community know what you
have been working on the the last n years.  More details to follow.

### Job opportunities - also see 

SAS Database Administrator The Colorado Health Institute (CHI) i

Intern position
Lipper - A Reuters Company focused on
the collection, compilation, analysis and distribution of financial data
covering collective investments (mutual funds, hedge funds, ETFs, UITS,
derivatives, etc) is interested in employing a quantitatively-oriented
intern in its Denver office located at 17th and California.  Flexible
hours are available to meet the needs of a student. The intern should
expect to average 20 hours per week for up to 1,000 hours.  We are
looking for a person pursuing graduate studies, master's level or above,
mentoring will be provided. Knowledge of financial industry a plus but
not required.  Competitive hourly wage. Internship to commence upon
finding the right candidate.  This is a real opportunity to work for and
study at a leader in the financial service industry.

Matt Pocernich
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Research Applications Laboratory
(303) 497-8312

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