Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) Homepage

Welcome to the Scientific and Technological Activities Commission (STAC) Homepage.  If you are a first time visitor, this site will introduce you to STAC’s mission, the Commissioners past and present, Boards and Committees, Student Opportunities and volunteering.  For returning visitors and STAC members, this site provides STAC News and Reportsinformation on STAC Membership renewals, Meetings, Awards, Society Statements and general STAC information.  This site will also link you to key AMS web pages that underpin and guide STAC activities.  Additionally, Board and Committee Chairs should take advantage of the STAC Board/Committee Best Practices as a means towards leading your group in the most effective manner.

The organization chart (or this simplified organization chart) shows STAC is one of six Commissions of the Society, which reports directly to the AMS Council.  The Commissions are the principal operating bodies of the Society.  The 6 Boards and 30 Committees that compose STAC are made up of hundreds of volunteers primarily from the professional and student membership of the Society, who work to support the dissemination of knowledge in the specific subject areas covered by each Committee and Board.  (You can view a complete list of all the AMS Boards and Committees at this link.)  The primary means of accomplishing this is through the organization of specialized conferences that offer an opportunity for scientists and technologists to present their findings to, and interact with others working in their area of specialization.  Read the Terms of Reference for a complete overview of STAC.

If interested in volunteering, contact the Board or Committee chair of the discipline that most closely matches your interest.  You can seek to become part of the Board or Committee, you can serve as a conference or symposium organizer or chair of a program session, or you can participate in Board and Committee outreach activities.

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Photo from STAC Annual Meeting, Jan 22, 2017, Seattle, WA

Front row:  Kristie Ebi, Curtis Alexander, Glen Romine, Bruce Telfeyan, Genene Fisher, Dev Niyogi, Dale Durran, Cecilia Miner, Mohan Ramamurthy, April Hiscox

Second row:  John Balbus, Jeff Collett, Chun-Chieh Wu, Jennifer Griswold, Sumant Nigam, Richard Behnke, Eric Bruning, James Renwick, Dave Stensrud, Woody Roberts, Ryan Fogt, Sara Tucker, Alexandria McCombs, Eric Gilleland

Back row:  Daniel Nietfeld, John Eylander, Andre Van der Westhuysen, Ali Tokay (hidden behind Rochard Behnke), Bruce Baker, Tom Galarneau