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Committee on National Awards and Public Representation

General Description

The President and the President Elect or Past President are ex officio members. Others are appointed by the President, with term of ordinarily two years. President serves as chair.

Principal Activities

  1. To anticipate regularly awarded prizes, such as the President's National Medal of Science and the Waterman Award, with strong candidates capably presented.
  2. To be aware of advisory positions of significance and influence, for example on the National Science Board or on the President's Science Advisory Committee, and to seek ways to promote candidates who would serve both the country and the profession.

Other Activities

The Committee has the power to recommend without referral to the Council. Recommendations are traditionally made in confidence.

Miscellaneous Information

The business of this committee can be done by email or videoconference.

Note to the Chair

For the purpose of archiving the committee activities, the Secretary maintains a central file system for archiving committee records. Committee Chairs are asked to submit committee records on yearly basis. Chairs can submit material at their discretion, and some materials that they may wish to provide are meeting minutes, agenda, and emails. Confidential material should be noted, so that it can be handled in a confidential manner.


Past Members

A list of current and past committee members is available here: