Science and Technology Committee Member

Science and Technology Committee

Position Description

    The Science Advisory Committee is the main resource of the Executive board for scientific and technological information, interpretation, and opinion needed to define Party policy. The Science Advisory Committee is a resource of Party membership, providing reports current scientific knowledge, information debunking pseudo science, and information on issues where science and religion clash. Structure: The Science Advisory Committee will be composed of the Science Advisor and five committee members. The members will represent five different areas of scientific and technological information, research, and theory. Physical and Biological Science and Exploration Technology and Manufacturing Energy and the Environment Military Sci/Tech and Homeland Security Medical Science and Technology.

    Position Duties

      Provides the EB with scientific information, interpretation, and opinion needed to define Party policy. Provides informational services to the membership promoting science and informing members of scientific advancements. Provides information to the membership debunking pseudo science and religious claims. Areas of Committee Member Concentration: The Committee Advisor on Physical and Biological Science and Exploration will be responsible for researching and reporting on scientific and technological knowledge and advancements in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, and astronomy. The Committee Advisor on Technology and Manufacturing will be responsible for researching and reporting on scientific and technological knowledge and advancements in the areas of computer technology, Internet security, and advancements in manufacturing technology. The Committee Advisor on Energy and the Environment will be responsible for researching and reporting on scientific and technological knowledge and advancements in the areas of global warming, alternative energy, agriculture, ecology, and weather. The Committee Advisor on Military Sci/Tech and Homeland Security will be responsible for researching and reporting on scientific and technological knowledge and advancements in military technology and national defense and national security issues.

      Position Requirements

        Each committee member will develop and maintain a list of resources to use for research and stay informed of current scientific knowledge and discoveries in their area of concentration. Each committee member will develop a file on major scientific issues within the scope of their area, paying specific attention to those issues with political or religious implications. Each file should contain any pertinent data, research, information, and opinion necessary to develop Party policy. Each committee member will be responsible for staying up to date on current scientific discoveries within their area. A short weekly report of all major advancements will be developed by each member and shared with the other members and the Science Advisor for review. Each committee member will be responsible for researching “topics of interest” on a periodic basis in order to develop a report for presentation to the membership to keep them informed of scientific advancements.

        • Ability to navigate and use Facebook effectively
        • A resident of the state he/she represents
        • A member of his/her NAP state chapter
        • 18 years of age or older
        • Willing to complete a non-disclosure agreement*

        Proficiency Requirements

          No Proficiency Requirements

        *Completion of a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) is required in order to protect the confidential information of our membership, as all in leadership positions might receive access to the membership roster. The NAP takes its members’ privacy very seriously.

        If you have the qualifications and the desire to serve in these positions, please express your interest, and we will contact you with more specific details about the responsibilities of the position.  You may contact Scot.Rafkin@usanap.org for further information. All positions are on a voluntary basis and open to professionals within the field or graduate students within their area of expertise.


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