COMPASS Committee Liaison: Sydella Blatch
Become a COMPASS Associate
COMPASS is now looking for applications from enthusiastic graduate students and postdocs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and reviewed when quorum is reached or after semiannual deadlines (April 1 and October 1), whichever comes first. Applicants should submit a CV and a letter of intent to the COMPASS Committee Liaison stating why they are interested in committee membership, what they have to offer, what issues they would like to focus on and why. Applications will be reviewed by COMPASS and membership decisions will be sent by email in a timely manner. All successful applicants will join COMPASS as associate members, pending approval of COMPASS Chairs. Associates will be encouraged to join one or more subcommittees and actively participate in all COMPASS initiatives. Ahead of the May and December council meetings, Subcommittee Chairs will submit a list of associate members who they feel have contributed sufficiently to be considered for full member status. All full members of COMPASS must be approved by the COMPASS Chairs and the ASCB Executive Committee. Associates who receive approval will become full members of COMPASS in May or December. For more information about COMPASS structure, read the bylaws.
Contribute to the COMPASS Points Blog
Want to make your voice heard on scientific or social issues concerning students and postdocs? Consider writing an article for the ASCB COMPASS Points Blog. If interested, please contact Sushama Sivakumar.