Committee on National Awards and Public Representation
- Committee is standing
- Number of members is five
- Term is ordinarily two years
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.
- To anticipate regularly awarded prizes, such as the President's National Medal of Science and the Waterman Award, with strong candidates capably presented.
- 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.
The Committee has the power to recommend without referral to the Council. Recommendations are traditionally made in confidence.
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.
- Council Minutes of 22 January 1969, pp.7 8.
- updated 10/90; 8/94; 5/95; 8/09; 7/13 membership and edited Note to the Chair; 7/22
- Council Minutes 14 January 2019, Item 4.3.2: The membership was refined. In particular, the AMS Secretary was removed as an ex officio member and the President was authorized to appoint other members.
A list of current and past committee members is available here: