IASE News December 2011
The first General Assembly of jSPE, the Section of Young Statisticians of the Portuguese Statistical Society, was held on September 29th, 2011, during the XIX Annual Conference of the Portuguese Statistical Society. The first Executive Committee was elected at this Conference, the members are: Paulo Canas Rodrigues (President), Rui Cruz (Vice-President) and Rosa Oliveira (Vice-President). Also, the strategic plan for 2012 was approved. jSPE is aware that, despite reforms in Portugal, many teachers continue to work alone and, in particular, no special focus is given to statistical education. Therefore, one of the missions is to promote the education of statistical professionals in all academic levels, despite their academic background. jSPE intends to involve young statisticians to promote, cultivate and encourage the exchange of information and knowledge among them. In this sense, jSPE will organize and coordinate: (i) scientific meetings for young statisticians, (ii) conferences and social events at the annual congress of the Portuguese Statistical Society, and (iii) gathering sessions, scientific workshops and workshops on career development. You can find complete information about jSPE in www.jspe.eu or you can join the jSPE Facebook group (just look for jSPE).