The Advanced Light Source Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) invites nominations for its upcoming election for five new UEC members (2022-2024 term). Nominations will be accepted through Thursday, October 28,
2021. Membership in the ALS UEC shall be open to those users, including students, who are interested in research at the ALS. This year’s nominations should not include ALS staff, as the UEC already has one ALS staff member. Self nominations are allowed.
What does the UEC do?
The UEC works closely with ALS management to represent and serve the needs of thousands of users at the ALS. Here are a few highlights of the UEC‘s recent accomplishments:
- Maintaining strong interactions among the user community and ALS staff and engaging the next generation of student and young scientist users through our virtual User Meeting.
- Organized a panel with two Nobel Laureates Stanley Whittingham and Ada Yonath during the 2021 User Meeting.
- Organized a panel during the 2020 User Meeting to discuss issues of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at synchrotron facilities.
- Advise the ALS Management on strategies for remote user operations due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
- Represented users in Congressional visits to educate members and staff about the value of scientific user facilities.
- Organized joint advocacy efforts to support federal funding of DOE light sources.
- Discussed mechanisms to enhance user productivity, such as joint proposals and access to Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry.
- Communicated opportunities and impacts associated with the ALS Upgrade project (ALS-U), and engaged the user community throughout the planning process.
- Addressed issues raised by users, such as site access.
For more information on the UEC, visit their website.
Questions? Contact the UEC at email@example.com.