Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


USAPESC newWith the start of a new year, USAPECS would like to announce a call for applications for its executive board for 2018. Members of the USAPECS Board are expected to work together to develop and execute activities that they think will be of interest and beneficial to APECS members living in the US. The activities can include anything you're passionate about, from organizing social events or panel discussions at meetings to running a Reddit AMA session or organizing a webinar. This past year we ran a super successful science communication workshop at the University of Colorado Boulder and we would love to have new Board members organize something similar in the future! We'd also love volunteers to continue our Polar Film Festival in September and organize a panel and social at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in Washington DC in December.

It's a great opportunity to become more involved in the broader polar science community within the US. The activity (or activities) you help with are totally up to you! The time commitment varies depending on your level of involvement, but is typically an hour or so per month unless you are particularly involved in an activity (like running a scicomm workshop).

If you're interested in serving on the USAPECS Board in 2018, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, title of your current position (undergrad, Masters student, PhD student, postdoc, faculty, etc), where you are employed, and a few short sentences on activities you would like to help organize this year. Applications are due January 21st. We'll have an online meeting to welcome new members the following week.

I hope to see your applications!

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