[CoWy ASA] ASA CO/WY Chapter Update

Christopher Nelson chrisnelson at nelsonconsulting.us
Wed Jun 16 10:59:38 MDT 2010

Hello everyone - I hope your summer is off to a good start. Here are a few
announcements for the CO/WY chapter:


-    ASA-Joint Statistical Meetings

-    New CO/WY President elected during Spring meeting 2010 

-    Recent Award Winners 


##### ASA-Joint Statistical Meetings July 31 - August 5, 2010, Vancouver,
British Columbia


Register now for the upcoming conference in Vancouver at www.amstat.org


##### New CO/WY President elected during Spring meeting 2010 


My term as president of the ASA CO/WY chapter ends June 30, 2010.  A special
thank you to everyone who has made this a successful and enjoyable term as
president. I would like to thank the current board members and support staff
(Matt Pocernich, Matt Strand, Nels Grevstad, and Jim zumBrunnen) who's
behind the scene work has helped to ensure successful fall and spring
meetings and helped to continue the various awards that are sponsored by the
CO/WY chapter.  I would also like to thank everyone who presented at a
recent fall or spring meeting - I'm grateful for the continuous
participation from chapter members in making these meetings and activities a


A new CO/WY president was elected during the Spring 2010 meeting.  Matt
Ostberg (Matt.Ostberg at du.edu) will be the new CO/WY president starting July
1, 2010.


Matt is a third year PhD. student in the Quantitative Research Methods
program at the University of Denver. He has a bachelor's degree in
Mathematics from Metropolitan State College of Denver, and an MBA with an
emphasis in Finance from Regis University. Matt is currently a graduate
technology assistant working on Windows platforms for the college of
education. He has most recently worked as a Financial Reporting Manager for
Qwest, and previously worked for 8 years as a Staff Engineer for Sun
Microsystems in the High End Server and Cluster support group. Matt also has
experience as a business analyst, systems administrator and database
programmer working for Worldcom, Nextel, Sovereign Computer Systems,
Computer Sciences Corporation, and Merrill Lynch. His primary areas of
interest for future work are mathematics education and remediation at the
college level, and financial risk management through simulation modeling.
Please join me in welcoming Matt as the upcoming CO/WY president.


##### Recent Award Winners #####


2010 David Young Award - Colorado Science and Engineering Fair

-    Senior Division:  Christopher Krause  Microclimates under the

-    Junior Division:  Schuyler Adkins and Gabrielle Potter T.G.I.F.  

-    Judges:  Calvin Croy, Thomas Jagger, Jeri Harwood, and Matt Pocernich


2010 Maurice Davies Awards


Betsy Siewert - Colorado School of Public Health - University of Colorado
Anschutz Medical Campus Award Winner Betsy Siewert. Betsy has done
exceptional work throughout the PhD program. She defended her dissertation,
titled "Prediction of transcription factor binding sites using information
from multiple species", last month and her committee thought that she did an
excellent job. She has already published a paper from her thesis research in
one of the top applied statistics journals. She is a previous winner of the
department's Strother Walker Award for Outstanding PhD Student 


Stephen Chestnut - CU-Boulder - The Department of Applied Mathematics would
like to recognize Stephen Chestnut with the Maurice Davies Award. Stephen's
adviser, Manuel Lladser writes: Stephen Chestnut is an MS candidate in
Applied Mathematics at CU-Boulder and a 2009 NSF awardee of the East Asia
and Pacific Summer Institutes Program for US graduate students working in
science and engineering. Stephen's work involves a novel application of
Doeblin's ergodicity coefficient for low-complexity approximations of
occupancy distributions in Markov chains. An extended abstract on this work
will be submitted to the International Meeting on Probabilistic,
Combinatorial, and Asymptotic Methods for the Analysis of Algorithms and a
more complete article will be submitted to a journal sometime this year.
After Stephen's MS graduation in May 2010, he will continue towards the PhD.


Barbara Wills - Metropolitan State College of Denver - Department of
Mathematics - Metro State would like to recognize Barbara Wills for her
outstanding performance during the 2009-2010 school year. 



-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://mailman.ucar.edu/pipermail/cowystats/attachments/20100616/f5a40af5/attachment.html 

More information about the Cowystats mailing list