Welcome to the Washington Statistical Society

Dear Colleague,

If you work with statistics in the metropolitan Washington DC area, you owe it to yourself to belong to the Washington Statistical Society (WSS).

The WSS is the largest, most active chapter of the American Statistical Association (ASA) with about 900 members. Our members work in the government, academic, and private sectors, spanning many disciplines. Members' interests and expertise cover an extensive range of areas in applied and theoretical statistics, data collection, survey methods, and allied subjects.

WSS offers opportunities to:

  • network with colleagues in your field,
  • increase the level of quantitative literacy in area schools,
  • continue your own statistical education,
  • help to develop the next generation of statisticians,
  • participate in numerous seminars and workshops,
  • recognize your colleagues' important contributions, and
  • offer your expertise in volunteer or elected roles.

Our activities include a large and varied technical seminar program, short courses, social events, and service opportunities. WSS members receive our monthly email newsletter (The WSS News), with announcements and descriptions of forthcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and listings of job openings and job-seeking members' credentials. Our website provides information on additional events, WSS contacts, and a WSS history.

Annual Dues

  • ASA member $9 (Full)
  • Non-ASA member $11 (Associate)
  • Student $3

To Join WSS
Access the associate membership form via the JOIN! link at the top right of this webpage, or send a check (payable to WSS) to:
WSS, P.O. Box 2033, Washington, DC 20013.
Include: name, ASA number (if ASA member), mailing address, and Email address.

Please feel free to contact me (by email: Dherz@mathematica-mpr.com, by phone: 202-250-3529) if you have any questions about membership or participation in WSS. We encourage you to join WSS either as a member or as a volunteer!

Sincerely,

Diane Herz
WSS President, 2014-15

June 2014 Newsletter
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Upcoming Events
July 22-23, 2014
Bureau of Labor Statistics Conference Center Rooms 1-3, Washington D.C.
Registration/Tickets (early bird savings by July 13, 2014)
August 2-7, 2014
WSS 2014 JSM Student Travel Award Application (must be received by May 1, 2014)
September 18, 2014
October 28, 2014
October 31 & Novemember 1, 2014
Competitions
Previous Annual Dinners
2013 — June 25
Flyer (pdf)
Frauke Kreuter, Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland
Recipient of the 2012 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Big Data in Survey Research: Analyzing Process Information (Paradata)
2012 — June 12
Flyer (pdf)
Amy Herring, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Recipient of the 2012 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
2011 — June 16
Flyer (pdf)
Nilanjan Chatterjee, National Cancer Institute
Recipient of the 2011 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Estimating the "Known-Unknowns" from "Known-Knowns" in the Search of Missing Heritability of Complex Traits
2010 — June 10
Flyer (pdf)
Dr. Michael R. Elliot, University of Michigan
2009 — June 18
Program (pdf)
Dr. Jean Opsomer, Colorado State University
Recipient of the 2009 Gertrude M. Cox Statistics Award
Aspects of Sampling Design: a Tale of Two Natural Resource Surveys (slides pdf)
Morris Hansen Lectures
2013 — January 7, 2014 (postponed from October 3, 2013)
2012 — October 9
2011 — October 18
2010 — October 12
2009 — October 13
2008 — October 28
The Federal Statistical System: Is It Stronger Now Than It Was Eight Years Ago?
2007 — October 30
Slides From Selected Seminars

Board of Directors and Committees

WSS Constitution

WSS Bylaws

WSS Handbook

WSS Program Chair Guidelines

WSS Video Contacts

WSS History 1896 to 2012

If you need the WSS employer identification number, Federal tax exempt information, or DC tax exempt information, please contact the WSS Secretary or WSS Treasurer. The WSS D-U-N-S Number: 786066571