A digest of the latest science policy nominations from around the web.
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Nominations Sought for New Workforce Policy Board
The Department of Commerce is accepting nominations for the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board will advise a workforce council that President Trump established through an executive order in July. One of the council’s initial tasks is to develop a national campaign to increase awareness of the “skills crisis” in the U.S., the importance of STEM education, and the new job opportunities stemming from emerging technologies
NOAA Seeking Science Advisory Board Members
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is accepting nominations for its Science Advisory Board. Members are appointed by the head of NOAA for three-year terms. NOAA is specifically seeking individuals with expertise in cloud computing; artificial intelligence and data management; weather modeling and data assimilation; remote/autonomous sensing technology; ocean exploration science and technology; and “omics” science.
National Academies Chemical S&T Board Seeking New Members
The National Academies is accepting recommendations for two new members from academia to join its Board on Chemical Science and Technology. The board is specifically seeking recommendations for individuals with expertise in experimental physical, inorganic, and biological chemistry. To maintain demographic balance in its composition, the board especially encourages recommendations of female and minority individuals.
National Science Board Accepting Nominations for Honorary Awards
The National Science Board is seeking nominations for the 2019 Vannevar Bush and NSB Public Service Awards. The Vannevar Bush Award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions through public service in science, technology, and policy, while the Public Service Award is given to individuals who have made contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering.