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The Committee for the Concerns of Junior Scientists

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 three DPP members, a chair, a vice chair, and a past chair. Every two years, the vice chair will become chair, the DPP Chair will appoint a new vice chair and the chair will become past chair. 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 DPP.

Ideas for committee activities include:

    Panel discussion at the DPP annual meeting to include representatives from NIF, ITER, NSF, DEOE, and/or industry
    Encourage increased exposure for junior scientists at the DPP annual meeting (i.e., invited session for junior scientists)
    Survey on concerns of junior scientists

Committee members:
Eve Stenson (Chair), Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, evs@ipp.mpg.de
Elizabeth Merritt (Vice Chair), Los Alamos National Laboratory, emerritt@lanl.gov
Richard Magee (Past Chair), Tri Alpha Energy, Inc.,  rmagee@trialphaenergy.com

Please join us for our annual meeting special events! Contact us with suggestions, comments, criticisms, and other feedback.

Opportunities for Junior Scientists
(presented October 30, 2012 by James W. Van Dam, DOE FES)



Department of Energy's Office of Science
APS Careers in Physics: Statistical Data
National Science Foundation
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor

Early Career:

Department of Energy's laboratory equipment program

Undergraduate Students:

National Center for Fusion and Plasma Research