Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Fall Technical Conference Early Career and Student Travel Grants

The 61st annual Fall Technical Conference (FTC) was held in Philadelphia, PA, October 4-6, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference was “Statistics: Powering a Revolution in Quality Improvement,” and each year, the ASQ Statistics Division awards grants to cover the cost of the conference to students and early-career industrial statisticians. We had a stupendous collection of Student…

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2016 WILLIAM G. HUNTER AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

The William G. Hunter Award is presented annually to encourage the creative development and application of statistical techniques to problem-solving in the quality field. Named in honor of the Statistics Division’s founding chairman, the award recognizes an individual who demonstrates Bill Hunter’s most enduring qualities of excellence in statistics as a communicator, a consultant, an…

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2016 LLOYD S. NELSON AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED

The ASQ Statistics Division is proud to announce that the Lloyd Nelson award was presented at this year’s Fall Technical Conference. The award recognizes the paper in the ASQ journal, Journal of Quality Technology (JQT), which has “the greatest immediate impact to practitioners”. As the editor of ASQ’s Industrial Quality Control, Nelson in the 1960s…

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2016 SØREN BISGAARD AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

The ASQ Statistics Division is proud to announce that the Søren Bisgaard award was presented at this year’s Fall Technical Conference. The award recognizes the paper in the ASQ journal, Quality Engineering (QE), with the “greatest potential for advancing the practice of quality improvement”. Søren Bisgaard, Isenberg Professor of Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst,…

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ASQ Certification Exams Offered at FTC in Minneapolis!

Great news for those interested in becoming ASQ Certified. The Statistics Division is offering a Special Exam Administration at Fall Technical Conference on Saturday, October 8, 2016. There are four exams this year; Certified Quality Engineer, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Six Sigma Green Belt and Certified Quality Process Analyst. So if you were…

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Statistical Roundtables: Order this collection of interesting and useful articles from ASQ’s Quality Progress journal today

Quality Progress, the flagship journal of ASQ, has been publishing the column “Statistics Roundtable” since 1999. With over 130 contributions from leading authors in applied statistics, the column has been highly successful and widely read. This book collects 90 of the most interesting and useful articles on some key topics. The editors have constructed this…

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ASQ Statistics Division Releases Basic Statistics Training Videos on Youtube

The Statistics Division, with Scott Kowalski leading the initiative, previously developed three collections of narrated slide shows for our community. The collections are being released free of charge periodically throughout 2016 on our division YouTube channel, starting with basic statistics.  The URLs for the basic statistics presentations are: One Sample t-Test Paired t-Test Proportion Tests Calculating the…

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William G. Hunter Award 2015: J. Stuart Hunter

The Statistics Division of the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is pleased to announce that Dr. J. Stuart Hunter is the recipient of the 2015 William G. Hunter Award. The William G. Hunter Award was established by the Statistics Division in 1987 to recognize the many contributions of its founding chair at promoting the use…

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Free Statistics Division Webinar: Correct SPC: The Correct Use of Non-Shewhart SPC in Precision Machining – November 6, 2015 at 3:00PM EST

Join the Statistics Division on Friday, November 6th at 3:00PM Eastern for a webinar to be given by Bob Doering This presentation is very controversial, as it destroys the myth of the normal curve in precision machining! It goes into the correct distribution, and the proper setup of control charts that allow absolute control of…

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Ellis R. Ott Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Carrie Butts-Wilmsmeyer and Isabel Litton for winning the 2015 – 16 Ellis R. Ott Scholarship for Applied Statistics and Quality Management! Carrie Butts-Wilmsmeyer is a fourth year PhD student studying Statistical Genetics and Plant Breeding at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Plant and Soil Science from…

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