Committee on Scientific Meetings

The membership of the Committee on Scientific Meetings consists of the CEO or designate, the members of the Executive Office responsible for publishing and financial matters, and nine (9) persons selected by the Committee on Committees and appointed by the President-Elect to staggered three-year terms. The President-Elect appoints the Chair from among these six members. The Committee on Scientific Meetings proposes and the Council adopts guidelines and rules for the organization and operation of all Scientific Meetings of the Society and its units, and provides oversight for the meetings-related publications, including the Bulletin of the American Physical Society. The participation of Divisions, Topical Groups, Forums and Sections in Meetings is governed by these rules. The Committee recommends procedures for Society sponsorship of other meetings.

The Board may create, and the Board and the Council shall have joint oversight over, committees having responsibilities relating to both the general operations of the Society and scientific matters. Such committees may include a Physics Policy Committee, a Panel on Public Affairs, and a Committee on Scientific Publications. The makeup and responsibilities of such committees shall be set forth in the Policies and Procedures established by the Board.

Chair: Elizabeth Beise (01/18 - 12/19)
University of Maryland, College Park

Member: Azar Eslam Panah (01/17 - 12/19)
Pennsylvania State University

Member: Gary W Slater (01/19 - 12/21)
University of Ottawa

Member: Theodore L Einstein (01/18 - 12/20)
University of Maryland, College Park

Member: Susan V Gardner (01/18 - 12/20)
University of Kentucky

Member: Priscilla B Cushman (01/18 - 12/20)
University of Minnesota

Member: Elizabeth A Hays (01/19 - 12/21)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Member: Milton W Cole (01/19 - 12/21)
Pennsylvania State University

Staff Advisor
James Taylor

Senior Staff
Terri Olsen

Committee Administrator
Ebony Adams

Annual Reports
2006, 2003, 2002, 1999, 1998

APS Committees

The American Physical Society is a volunteer-driven organization. Since 1899, physicists have contributed their time and resources to running the APS in cooperation with a minimal full-time staff. Volunteers are the backbone of the Society. They form the character and direct the Society's progress and development. All APS committees operate on a calendar year basis and committee terms run from January 1 through December 31.

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