Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: March 2011


Meeting location: Courtyard Marriott located close to Claton Hall Conference Center on the University of Delaware Laird Campus. Marriott Courtyard     pictures

Speaker:   Melissa Ziegler
President, Delaware Chapter ASA
Wilmington, Delaware
Title:   Statistical Engineering



Statistical Engineering, as proposed by Roger Hoerl and Ron Snee is the study of how to best utilize statistical concepts, methods, and tools and integrate them with information technology and other related sciences to generate improved results (Hoerl and Snee, 2010). This is a topic that I have read a lot about recently (The American Statistician, Quality Engineering, presented by Snee at the ASQ Winter Symposium in 2010, etc.) and has gotten a bit of attention at DuPont. It is a term coined by Roger Hoerl and Ron Snee. There was a session about it at JSM 2010 and some are planned for JSM 2011. I will outline some of the basic concepts presented in Hoerl and Snee's articles and some of the comments that I have heard and read about it, and the potential impact this may have on statistics education and the practice of statistics.

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Social time -- 6:00 pm
Seated/order -- 6:20 pm
Dinner -- 6.:45 pm
Speaker -- 7:20 pm

Courtyard by Marriott, Newark University of Delaware
400 Pencader Way
Newark, DE   Directions/Map

Note: Please bring cash to streamline the logistics. Thanks.

All sandwiches come with your choice of any one of our special spuds or sides. French fries, Old Bay Fries, Garlic Butter Fries, Baked Potato, side salad, Vegetable of the day, Chips or a Fruit Salad. Add a bowl of hearty soup for $3.50.


  • Durango Chicken Sandwich $10.00: Breast of chicken, our Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, melted cheese, tomatoes, and a pile of thick bacon on a brioche roll. Of course we plate it up with our tasty, golden fries.

  • Salmon Cake $10.00: Eight ounces of fresh Atlantic salmon cake, full of Omega 3, spring greens, thinly sliced red onions and tomato, on a brioche roll with a side of bayou mayo.

  • The Newark Harvest $11.00: A mix of young Mesclun field greens, local Milburn Orchard apples, brandied cranberries, blue cheese crumbles and healthy walnuts in a light raspberry vinaigrette. Add chicken, grilled shrimp or a 6 oz salmon filet for $5.00

  • Jumbo Lump Crab cake: $13.00 : Jumbo Lump Crabmeat, NO Fillers, pan-seared until golden brown Served with a Creole-style mustard sauce.


Cost: $10 for members/others, students $5 (plus dinner)
Reservations to: 

Irina Baldytcheva by Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
Phone: 302-885-9136
Email: Irina Baldytcheva.

Please note: Be sure to RSVP by this date.

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