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SAMPE NORTH AMERICA COMMITTEES

Awards Committee

Mission: Reviews Award Nominations, approves as required, and administers Awards on behalf of SAMPE North America. 
Chair: Karin Anderson, SAMPE North America Executive Vice President
Members: Immediate Past President, Technical Director, up to three additional members, including one from the Past Presidents Committee at the Executive Vice President's discretion. 

Chapter Relations Committee

Mission: To provide a forum for chapters to discuss challenges and best practices of our successful chapters.
Chair: Eric Smith, SAMPE Carolinas Chapter
Members:  All SAMPE North America Chapter Chairs and Vice Chairs.
Commitment: The committee meets via conference call four times per year.

Emerging Technologies Sub-Committee (Supporting Technical Excellence)

Mission: To identify emerging technologies that will complement SAMPE areas of expertise, increase SAMPE’s reach, and attract new members and disciplines.
Chair: Jeff Sloan, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Members:  All members are eligible to apply for this task force.
Commitment:This committee meets via conference as needed and in-person at our two North America conferences. 

Future Conferences and Events Committee

Mission:This committee ensures SAMPE provides quality educational programs that meet the needs of SAMPE members and the community we serve by (1) reviewing proposals to select qualified host conference committees tasked with developing conference programs; (2) monitor the progress of our conference planning committees; and, (3) evaluating the performance of the planning committee.
Chair: Ashley Tracey
Members:  All SAMPE members are eligible to apply for this committee.
Commitment: This committee meets via conference call two times per year and in person at our two North American conferences.  An additional 2-4 hours per quarter is spent on committee projects.

Information and Expertise Task Force
Mission: This task force helps ensure SAMPE remains a credible source for M & P information by reviewing and generating technical content on SAMPE’s website, YouTube, and MEGA Discussion Forum.
Chair: Tim Shaughnessy, SAMPE North America Treasurer
Members:  All SAMPE members are eligible to apply for this committee.
Commitment: This committee meets via conference call quarterly and at our two North American conferences.  An additional 2-4 hours per quarter is spent on committee projects.

Rules and Parliamentarian Committee

Mission: Provide soul authority for interpreting and revising the Society's Governing Documents.
Chair: Scott Stephenson, SAMPE North America Parliamentarian
Commitment: All SAMPE NA Members are eligible to apply for this committee via the chair and the Executive Vice President. 

Student Bridge Building Contest Committee

Mission: To execute the annual SAMPE Student Bridge Competition.  Tasks involved included updating contest rules to reflect developments in technology, securing bridge building materials from sponsors, recruiting key volunteers, evaluating bridge designs, and conducting the bridge tests.
Chair: Sarah Cox, SAMPE Carolinas Chapter
Commitment: This committee is responsible for our annual bridge contest.  This committee meets via conference call and at our spring North American conference.

Student Chapter Development Committee

Mission: Develop new student chapters and provide assistance to newly formed student chapters.  Document best practices to distribute to Professional Chapters for creating new chapters at college and universities.  Review dwindling student chapters or student chapters that have recently become ‘inactive’ to determine how to re-activate and provide appropriate assistance.
Chair: Elizabeth Cates, SAMPE Carolinas Chapter
Commitment: This committee meets annually via teleconference six times per year.

Technical Excellence Committee

Mission: To assure that SAMPE NA maintains its position of technical leadership with respect to Material and Process (M&P) Engineering.
Chair: Ted Lynch, SAMPE Past President
Members:  All SAMPE members are eligible to apply for this committee.
Commitment: This committee meets via conference call as needed and in person at our two North America conferences.

Young Professionals Committee

Mission: Provide SAMPE Young Professionals forums to network and develop their career paths. 
Chair: Eric Schmid, SAMPE Carolinas Chapter
Members:  All SAMPE members that are 35-years old or younger are eligible to apply for this committee.
Commitment: This committee meets via conference call as needed and in person at our two North America conferences.

We encourage you to join one of our committees and/or task forces. To do so, click here. For information about joining a SAMPE Global committee, visit the Global Committees webpage. 

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