Contact: Ming Yi, UEC Chair
Thank you all for joining us at the virtual User Meeting, last month! We are excited to see how future meetings can bring science to more people through virtual and hybrid modes, while at the same time also look forward to potential in-person gatherings in the near future where we can shake hands again or sit down at tables and discuss science over drinks. On behalf of the UEC, I want to also give a big thanks to the entire team of ALS staff from the User Office and the Communications team for working so hard behind the scenes to make sure all aspects were run smoothly: Heidi Clark, Andrea Taylor, Angela Setiadi, Andi Jones, Amanda Espiritu, Shawna Vila-Flores, Paris Gordon, Cindy Lee, Lori Tamura, Ina Reichel, and Ashley White. A special shoutout also to Dula Parkinson for the characteristic poster slam and limerick slam, and to Andrea Taylor for the memorable performance.
We also want to thank you for your support of the letter to Congress seeking financial support for the ALS, which was sent and received by the Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.
Finally, we encourage you to make your voice heard. One great way to do that is to join the ALS Users’ Executive Committee. Keep an eye out for the nomination call, and remember: self-nominations are welcome.