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All materials must be in lockwood@rand.org or SPAIG award. SPAIG was many forms, such as exchange
English, and electronic text Chambers Software Award, formed in 1994 with the visits, support for graduate
be submitted in Postscript c/o J. R. Lockwood, The mission to identify, lead, and students, consulting jobs,
or PDF format. The entries RAND Corporation, 4570 promote initiatives that foster grant support for faculty,
will be judged on a variety Fifth Avenue, Suite 600, partnerships between aca- and continuing education
of dimensions, including the Pittsburgh, PA 15213. deme and B/I/G (Business, opportunities for statisticians
importance and relevance The winner will be Industry, and Government). outside academe. Examples of
for statistical practice of announced in May and the These partnerships are successful partnerships (past
the tasks performed by the award given at the 2009 invaluable to the statisti- award winners) are featured
software, ease of use, clar- Joint Statistical Meetings. cian, academe, and B/I/G as on the SPAIG web site.
ity of description, elegance, Details about the competi- they foster the acquisition of If you have such an ongo-
and availability for use by tion can be found at http:// new knowledge. Each year, ing partnership, consider
the statistical community. stat-computing.org. SPAIG recognizes effective applying for the award. The
Preference will be given partnerships with a SPAIG deadline for applying is
to those entries that are award. It is presented at March 5, 2009. If you have
grounded in software design,
SPAIG Award
the annual Joint Statistical questions about the award
rather than calculation. The The Statistical Partnerships Meetings. Nomination or process, contact Rahul
decision of the award com- among Academe, Industry, forms are available at www. Parsa at rahul.parsa@drake.
mittee is final. and Government (SPAIG) svsu.edu/orgs/spaig/awards. edu or Morteza Marzjarani
All application materi- committee of the American html or www.amstat.org/ at Marzjara@svsu.edu. ■
als must be received by Statistical Association would committees/commdetails.
5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, like to solicit applications or cfm?txtComm=CCNARS05.
February 23, 2009, at nominations for the 2009 The partnerships can be in
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