CommitteesCasey Londergan | February 21, 2010
One would think that, since I am on leave from most of my Haverford responsibilities for this year, I might be able to avoid committee work while on a trip! Not so. I just attended the meeting of the Early Careers Committee, which has been ably helmed by Dr. Tharin Blumenschein for the past three years. This is the committee that brings you, among other things, the workshops on transitions from grad-to-postdoc and postdoc-to-other, and a host of online resources for moving yourself up from “early career” to “old and gray after many years of gainful employment.” It is a small group of people that work very hard in small spurts and make the “guts” activities of the Society keep moving ahead.
So, to those of you out there at the meeting: you should consider joining a committee and pursuing a Society activity that interests you. Most of the committee meetings are listed in the program, and without much trouble you can learnwho is on each committee and how you can get yourself volunteered/volunteer for something that promotes some aspect of the biophysical.