My apologies for those who were not able to read the attachments in my
previous circular about free IMS membership for students. A plain text
version of the announcement and of the form follows.
If you are a department head or supervisor, please pass this on to your
students and encourage them appropriately. If you are yourself a
student, please consider joining IMS!
FREE STUDENT MEMBERSHIP IN THE INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS
Did you say FREE?
The Institute of Mathematical Statistics, a unique international
organization representing wide-ranging interests in statistical
research, is now offering FREE membership to students (beginning in
2000). Membership includes full membership benefits (an annual
subscription to the IMS Bulletin, discounts at our sponsored meetings,
voting privileges, and so on). It is an excellent way in which you can
be part of the worldwide statistical scientific community. As with all our
members, IMS does require that students purchase at least one of our
What is it really going to cost me?
Translated, this means for the student rate of a mere $6
annually you can receive Statistical Science, the IMS Bulletin
and have full membership rights (including the privilege of
contributing papers at IMS meetings). Subscriptions to any or
all of Annals of Statistics, Annals of Probability or Annals of
Applied Probability can be substituted or added for $8 to $12
each. Now thatís a deal!
Whatís the catch?
It is your participation in all of IMS's varied activities that we
seek; students represent the future of our field.
Great! Tell me more about the IMS.
Publications: The IMS publishes four journals in addition to its
news bulletin, The IMS Bulletin: The Annals of Statistics, The
Annals of Probability, The Annals of Applied Probability, and
Statistical Science. If you are working towards a Ph.D. in
statistics or probability, you will no doubt become acquainted
with at least one of the specialist Annals as you begin your
dissertation research. But all statistics graduate students, even
first year students and those intending to pursue only a Masters
Degree, will want to read the review journal Statistical Science.
Statistical Science is published four times a year, and features
review articles and discussion on areas in statistics of wide
current interest. The journal's policy is for all articles, including
those discussing advanced research topics, to be interesting
and accessible to beginning statistics graduate students,
without sacrificing genuine intellectual content. Statistical
Science is an excellent way of keeping up with developments in
all parts of the field. Another fascinating aspect of Statistical
Science is its interviews with leading statisticians and
probabilists, which will give you an insight into the way that our
field has grown and developed.
Meetings: The IMS sponsors a series of meetings: an Annual
Meeting (usually held during the summer), regional meetings,
and special topics meetings. Many of these are joint meetings
with other societies. Student Members of IMS are entitled and
strongly encouraged to present papers and are generally
eligible for reduced registration rates. Our annual workshops at
the Joint Statistics Meetings are free to all student members. In
addition, we have an active New Researchers Committee that
sponsors special meetings every two years.
Advertisements and advocacy: The IMS Bulletin contains
numerous ads for academic and other positions worldwide.
The IMS distinguishes our field by serving as an advocate for
the science of statistics and probability, and your participation
undoubtedly adds to the influence it can have. The IMS is the
premier international statistics scientific society.* Join and find
out for yourself!
So what do I have to do now?
Fill out the accompanying form. Send it in with your payment.
*This is a strong claim, but it can be substantiated, even
supported with statistical evidence. See Statistical Science,
February 1994, Volume 9, pp. 94-108
Form: Please cut here.
IMS STUDENT MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
I wish to apply for student membership in IMS.
To be eligible, you must have a signed statement from your
Department Chair or your Advisor, certifying that you are
currently enrolled as a full-time student.
I certify that the individual named above is a full-time student.
Signature of Chair or Advisor __________________________________
I elect to receive the IMS Bulletin AND (tick as many as you wish;
you must select at least one):
? Statistical Science
? Annals of Statistics
? Annals of Probability
? Annals of Applied Probability
2000 Student Rates
Membership (includes IMS Bulletin) FREE
+ relevant selection of the following
Statistical Science $ 6
Annals of Statistics $12
Annals of Probability $10
Annals of Applied Probability $ 8
TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED
Payment method: EITHER My check drawn on a US bank is enclosed
OR Charge my Mastercard or Visa #___________________
Expiration Date______ Signature ___________________
Please send this form, along with payment to:
IMS Business Office
Hazel Lowery, Membership Coordinator
3401 Investment Blvd, Suite 7
Hayward, CA 94545
If paying by credit card, you may fax to (510) 783-4131
If you have any questions, contact Hazel Lowery
at (510) 783-8141 or <[log in to unmask]>.