AIP Member and Affiliated Societies convene to discuss areas of mutual concern at the annual Assembly of Society Officers. Session topics range from challenges/innovations in scientific publishing to public policy issues, from supporting/growing the membership base to trends in philanthropic giving, from supporting science education to promoting science as a viable career choice to a diverse population. The Assembly is also a forum where Member and Affiliated Society representatives can become better acquainted and share ideas.
2020 Agenda - March 26, 2020
- Full Recording of the Session
- Chat Transcript (PDF)
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- To view the speakers' slide decks, click on the talk titles below.
10:00 am Session I: TEAM-UP as a Model of Culture Change
The AIP National Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy (TEAM-UP) has completed a two-year investigation into the reasons for the persistent underrepresentation of African Americans in physics. This session will address how scientific societies might act on the Task Force's recommendations, examine culture change as a driver of diversity, equity and inclusion, and invite attendees to consider how the TEAM-UP model can be applied to other disciplines.
Session Chair: Mary James, Dean for Institutional Diversity Chair, A.A. Knowlton Professor of Physics, Reed College; Co-chair, TEAM-UP
The TEAM-UP Report: Major Findings and Recommendations
Mary James, Dean for Institutional Diversity Chair, A.A. Knowlton Professor of Physics, Reed College; Co-chair, TEAM-UP
Q&A Session, 10 minutes
Fostering Campus Systemic Change in Support of Physics Student Success
Susan Elrod, Chancellor, Indiana University South Bend
Q&A Session, 10 minutes
12:15 pm Adjourn
The other portions of the Assembly are postponed to a later date.
Posters/Communicating the Value of Society Publishers
The Communications & Messaging Working Group of the AIP-convened Physical Sciences & Engineering Publishing Dialog (a group of concerned AIP Member and Affiliated Societies) is working to promote the value that scientific association publishers bring to science and society. The group will share their work on the development of messaging for key stakeholder groups and seek feedback to inform their efforts.
Session II: Developing Leadership Skills and Pathways
Societies can bring value to their members by developing their leadership skills that are not traditionally part of a scientist’s training, helping them advance in their careers (with managerial and business skills) and providing pathways to leadership. This session will focus on practical steps societies can take to train better leaders to excel in their disciplines.
Chair: Susan Avery, President and Director Emeritus, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; AIP Board Member
The STEM leadership training void: A role for scientific societies
Carl Cohen, Ph.D., President, Science Management Associates
Mentoring Future Leaders
Matthew Thompson, Technology Development Manager at BAE Systems, Inc.; APS Committee on Careers & Professional Development
One Society’s Approach to Leadership
Lily Wang, Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusion, University of Nebraska – Lincoln; Past President, Acoustical Society of America