The Committee for the Concerns of Junior Scientists Charter
This Committee shall act as a liaison between junior scientists and the American
Physical Society-Division of Plasma Physics (APS-DPP), seeking to represent their
interests and to promote their participation and advancement within plasma physics.
The membership of this committee shall consist of two APS-DPP members, a chair
and a co-chair. Every two years, the co-chair will become chair, and the DPP
Chair will appoint a new co-chair and it is recommended that the committee
members be junior scientists. As part of the committee's duties, it is
recommended that a special event for the benefit of junior scientists be
organized at the fall DPP annual meeting in coordination with the DPP chair.
In addition, in order to facilitate the participation of junior scientists
in DPP activities, it is recommended that the committee maintain an up to
date database of junior scientists in the division.
Current ideas for committee activities include:
- Panel discussion at the APS-DPP annual meeting to include representatives
from NIF, ITER, and/or DOE
- Encourage increased exposure for junior scientists
at the APS-DPP annual meeting (i.e., invited session for junior scientists)
- Survey on concerns of junior scientists
Opportunities for Junior Scientists
(presented October 30, 2012 by James W. Van Dam, DOE/FES)
Timothy Tharp , University of California, Berkeley (Chair),
Richard Magee, West Virginia University (Vice Chair),
Dylan Brennan, University of Tulsa (Past Chair),
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