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GLOBAL

George Lubin Memorial Award

Mission:  The mission of this committee is to review nominations for the Society's highest award.
Members:  Immediate Past Global President, Fellows Committee Chair, Global Executive Vice President, Lubin Committee Chair, and a member-at-large of the Fellow Nominating Committee.
Chair:  Ray Cull
Commitment:  This committee meets as needed via conference call.

Mort Kushner Lifetime Achievement Award

Mission:  This committee selects SAMPE members whose volunteer activities for the Society have been extraordinary.
Members:  SAMPE’s Global Executive Cabinet are the members of the Kushner Committee.
Chair:  SAMPE Global President
Commitment:  This committee meets as needed via conference call.

Fellow Award

Mission: This group’s mission is to review the nominations of SAMPE members who may qualify for the designation of SAMPE Fellow.
Chair:To Be Announced
Members:  This committee is composed of six SAMPE Fellows, the Immediate Global Past President and Global Executive Vice President (ex-officio)
Commitment: This committee meets between January and March for three one-hour conference calls.  An additional four - six hours are spent independently reviewing nomination packets.

NORTH AMERICA

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.

Delmonte Award for Excellence Committee

Mission: This committee identifies a person or team who has notably achieved a breakthrough in materials and processing.
Chair: Karin Anderson, SAMPE Executive Vice President
Members:  SAMPE Executive Vice President, SAMPE Technical Directors, 3 additional members (one of which shall be SAMPE Past President or their designee) selected by the committee chair.

Distinguished Service Award Committee

Mission: Identify a SAMPE member who has significantly advanced the Society or its objectives.
Chair: Karin Anderson, SAMPE Executive Vice President

Emerging Technologies Task Force

Mission: To identify emerging technologies of significant importance via the dissemination of technical papers, patents and white papers.
Chair: Karin Anderson, SAMPE Executive Vice President
Members:  All members are eligible to apply for this task force.
Commitment:This committee meets via conference call nine times per year and in-person at our two North America conferences.  An additional 2-4 hours per month is spent on committee projects.

Finance Committee

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
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.

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
Commitment: This committee is responsible for our annual bridge contest.  This committee meets via conference call and at our spring North American conference.

Technical Excellence Committee

Mission: This committee identifies new and emerging technologies in the field of materials and processing. Chair: Ted Lynch
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.

Student Chapter Development Program Committee
Chair: Elizabeth Cates

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