[CoWy ASA] Science Fair Judges, Summer Colloquium on Verification
pocernic at ucar.edu
Thu Mar 4 13:55:55 MST 2010
### Judges needed for the Colorado State Science Fair - Statistics
Award April 8th.
### NCAR Summer Colloquium on Forecast Verification - June 7 - 18th
### Judges need for The David Young Award for the Best Use of
Statistics in a Science Project at the Colorado Science Fair -
Thursday, April 8th.
Continuing a recent tradition, our chapter will giving an award at the
Colorado State Science Fair for the best use of statistics in a
science project. Last year was the first year that students were
required to indicate they wished to be judged for the award and submit
a brief written description of the use of statistics in their
projects. This simplified the judging process by eliminating the need
to quickly view every project for statistical content. But the
response was impressive with several dozen students opting to compete
on both the junior and senior level.
The Fair is held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and
judging typically takes the better part of the day. There will be a
car pool leaving from Denver.
Judging the contest is a very rewarding experience. If you are
interested or have questions, please contact Matt Pocernich atpocernic at ucar.edu
A description of the award is listed below.
The David Young Award for the Best Use of Statistics in a Science
The American Statistical Association (ASA) is a scientific and
educational society founded in 1839 with the following mission: To
promote excellence in the application of statistical science across
the wealth of human endeavor. This award is named after David Young
(1945 – 2007) from the University of Colorado at Denver - Department
of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics. David’s skills in both science
and statistics allowed him to collaborate with medical investigators
at the University of Colorado and help communicate results.
The Colorado/ Wyoming Chapter of the American Statistical Association
organizes local activities for members in the Rocky Mountain regions.
Members includes statisticians from a variety of backgrounds such as
biostatistics, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical statistics,
environmental statistics, quality control statistics and much more.
############ NCAR Summer Colloquium
Forecast Verification in the Atmospheric Sciences and Beyond
Summer Colloquium - National Center for Atmospheric Research
June 7 - June 18th, Boulder Colorado
Application Deadline March 15th
Forecast verification is a dynamic and rapidly evolving field. As
computing power grows, more forecast models are available with
increased complexity and greater resolution, and are updated more
frequently. New observations to verify forecasts are available from
satellites, aircraft, and automobiles, and an increasing array of
surface‐based instruments. New information technology is available to
directly use forecasts in decision‐making processes. The Colloquium
will address the many facets of forecast verification and evaluation.
Invited lecturers will discuss verification from the perspective of
the meteorologist and climatologist, the statistician, the scientist
and the decision maker. Speakers from the fields of meteorology,
statistics, economics and health sciences will share a wide range of
perspectives. To provide students with an opportunity to implement
ideas from the lectures, students will work in groups on small, well‐
defined research projects.
This colloquium is designed for Graduate students who have completed
at least one year of studies in meteorology and climatology or
computer science, economics or statistics with an interest in weather
and climate. ASP will fund travel and local expenses for about 25
student participants during the Summer Colloquium.
More information can be found at http://www.asp.ucar.edu/colloquium/2010/ral/index.php
or contact Matt Pocernichpocernic at ucar.edu for more information.
Research Applications Laboratory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
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