Contact: Monika Blum, UEC Chair
The ALS Users’ Executive Committee (UEC) met in mid-March for one of our regular meetings. During the meeting, we discussed this year’s User Meeting, which will be held at the ALS from October 2–4, 2017. The co-chairs, Christine Beavers (UC Santa Cruz) and Francesca Toma (LBNL), are putting together an interesting and exciting program. Alexandra Courtis, the Molecular Foundry UEC chair, joined us for a meet and greet and some information exchange between the two UECs for possible combined projects in the future.
Because the first two UEC meetings in 2017 occurred during the ALS shutdown, we didn’t hold the newly established User Forum, but we will continue with this format after our next meeting. User Forums are an opportunity for users to learn about UEC activities and to bring up questions and concerns. Please mark your calendars for the next forum, to be held June 1 at 3:30 pm.
For more information about this year’s UEC, the UEC in general, or to read the summary of our meeting minutes, please visit our webpage.
All users are welcome to contact their UEC representatives to raise issues of concern relating to their own research, or to alert us to issues facing our whole community.