Dear FGSA Members,

FGSA is currently seeking nominations for several FGSA Executive Committee positions including the following:

  • Councilor
  • Treasurer
  • Chair-Elect
  • International Student Representative

The executive committee is an active group of graduate students from around the world who advocate for graduate students and are very involved in the greater physics community. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience by interacting with diverse individuals within the physics community.

FGSA members can be self-nominated or nominated by someone else. The nomination should include a recent picture, brief biography, and a candidate statement, no longer than 2000 characters.

All nominations must be emailed to fgsaelection@aps.org by 11:00 p.m. EST on Monday, July 1, 2019. We hope that you take the time to make a nomination for these important positions and thank you again for your support.

Descriptions of Available Positions:

Councilor (4-year term): The Forum Councilor shall serve as a liaison between the Council and the Executive Committee of the Forum. Following each Council meeting, the Forum Councilor shall report to the Executive Committee of the Forum regarding actions taken by the Council that affect the status and operations of the Forum.

Treasurer (2-year term): The Treasurer shall have responsibility for all funds in the custody of or placed at the disposal of the FGSA and shall, with the approval of the Chair, authorize disbursements from these funds for FGSA expenses. The Treasurer shall present a financial report and an annual budget at the meeting of the Executive Committee.

Chair-Elect (1-year term): The Chair-Elect shall serve as the Chair of the Program Committee. In addition, the Chair-Elect shall assume the duties of the Chair whenever the Chair is unable to perform them.

International Student Representative (2-year term): The International Student Affairs (ISA) Officer shall chair the ISA Committee. The Officer shall serve as the principal point of contact between the Forum and similar organizations in countries outside the United States and shall act as a student advocate for international student issues to the American Physical Society, in conjunction with the APS Chief Government Affairs Officer and APS Director of International Affairs. FGSA sponsored international activities, including conferences and student issues, shall be reported annually by the ISA Officer to both the FGSA Executive Committee and the APS Director of International Affairs.

We are grateful for your support to our FGSA community!

Best Regards,

Raju Ghimire
Secretary/ Treasurer, FGSA