This call has closed for 2021/2022. Please look for a call in the Summer of 2022 for the 2022-2023 year.
Are you an early career researcher doing work in polar or alpine regions? USAPECS invites you to take our survey on our activities over the past year!
Find the survey here: https://forms.gle/oc1sY5jATEBRkLKG8
USAPECS (http://usapecs.wixsite.com/usapecs) also announces our call for applications for the 2021-2022 executive board. Members of the USAPECS Board work together to develop and execute activities of interest and beneficial to Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) members in the US. These activities can include anything you're passionate about—relevant to polar early career researchers—from organizing social events or panel discussions at meetings to running a remotely-hosted AMA (‘Ask-Me-Anything’) session or organizing a webinar.
Our activities in 2020/21 included:
a blog series focusing on ‘Science Policy at the Poles’ (https://usapecs.wixsite.com/usapecs/science-policy-at-the-poles)
our annual Polar Film Festival (https://usapecs.wixsite.com/usapecs/pff2020)
collaboration with other early career networks for events at AGU fall meeting 2020
sharing research and other opportunities on our Twitter account (https://twitter.com/US_APECS)
Task groups we hope to run in 2021/22 include:
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA)
IARPC Collaboration on the Early Career Forum (https://usapecs.wixsite.com/usapecs/iarpc).
This is a great opportunity to become more involved in the broader polar science community within the US. The time commitment varies depending on your level of involvement, but is typically two hours or so per month unless you are particularly involved in an activity (like running a scicomm workshop or leading the organization of the AGU fall meeting).
If you're interested in serving on the USAPECS Board in 2021/22, please send an email to USAPECS@gmail.com with:
title of your current position (undergrad, Masters student, PhD student, postdoc, faculty, science tech, science outreach coordinator, etc)
where you are employed (or the University you are attending)
a few short sentences on why you think you would be a good fit for the USAPECS board and activities you would like to help organize this year. We especially welcome new ideas associated with the task groups we hope to run in 2021/22 and how you intend on helping to see those through.
Applications are due September 24th. We will have an online meeting to welcome new members at the end of September.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Erika Schreiber, John Read, Alex Taitt