Quality Progress - October 2013 - 17
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BY MIKE CROSSEN
NEW ENTERPRISE MEMBERS Microsoft,
Pepsico and abbVie, a research-based
biopharmaceutical company, have
become asQ latest enterprise members, joining 46 other organizations at
this membership level. Visit http://asq.
org/membership/organizations/currentmembers.html for more information about
AWARDED asQ has
awarded its richard a.
scholarship to kaibo
Liu, a georgia institute
of technology student
working toward a
doctoral degree in industrial engineering.
Liu, of china, was awarded the $5,000
scholarship, which is named after a past
asQ president and supports a quality
professional’s graduate studies.
AWARD RECIPIENT NAMED david
devoe, operations manager and general
manager of Plymouth spring co. in Bristol,
ct, has received asQ Hartford section’s
annual Quality recognition award for his
helping to establish Plymouth spring’s
lean program. for more information, visit
WorLd QuaLity MontH
gET READY TO CELEBRATE
organizers of the fourth-annual World Quality Month, which takes place in november,
have issued a call for content to quality professionals around the world, asking them to
submit stories that illustrate the value of quality principles.
again this year, a special website dedicated to the month-long celebration will feature stories about the impact of quality on quality professionals’ lives or organizations.
the site, http://asq.org/world-quality-month, includes a tool kit to assist quality professionals in promoting awareness of this month, as well as ways to plan and promote
their own World Quality Month events.
the website, supported by asQ, also will feature videos and links to success stories
from individuals, companies and organizations around the world to share with colleagues. for more information about events, resources and other contributions, visit
the website or email the celebrations’ organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the number of award recipients recently honored by the
american statistical association at its joint statistical meetings
in Montréal. awards and recipients included:
• Samuel S. Wilks Memorial Award: kanti Mardia.
• gottfried E. Noether Award: yingying fan and Jayaram
Outstanding Statistical Application Award: robert e. kass, ryan c. kelly and WeiLiem Loh.
Edward C. Bryant Scholarship Trust Fund Award: natalie exner.
W.J. Dixon Award for Excellence in Statistical Consulting: ronald d. snee.
Waller Education Award: nathan tintle.
W.J. Youden Award: Lane f. Burgette and Jerome reiter.
Statistics in Chemistry Award: Peter goos and steven g. gilmour.
karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society: richard Macey simon.
Causality in Statistics Education Award: felix elwert.
for more about this year’s recipients, visit http://tinyurl.com/kztdwh7.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Quality Progress - October 2013
Mr. Pareto Head
For the Greater Good
Get There Faster
Quality in the First Person
Back to Basics
Quality Progress - October 2013