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Proposed MAS Awards Committee

Background

At its 05Feb2011 meeting, MAS President John Henry Scott asked for the sense of Council as to whether the Society should move to the establishment of an Awards Committee to shepherd through the various awards (Outstanding Papers; Distinguished Scholar; President’s Service, Science, and Heinrich; Duncumb) that MAS confers annually. Council viewed this idea positively. Such a committee would attract a membership that has explicit interest in the technical excellence of the society. It would distribute the role of judging the Outstanding Paper Awards beyond the two second-year Directors and the screening of the 50+ student papers beyond the President, would assign responsibility (rather than leaving to chance) the solicitation of nominations from the membership for Duncumb Award nominations, and would provide the President with the data to make an informed decision in his or her selection of the MAS Distinguished Scholar and Presidential Award winners.

Return to SPC 17Feb2011 Meeting Minutes
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