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SMO Appointed Committees

2013-2014 Committees

Awards Committee:
Chair: Colin Norman
Members: Padi Boyd (GSFC), Carol Christian, Dean Hines, and Steve Lubow.
Previous membership:
<2011-2012> <2010-2011>
Bahcall Committee: Selects the annual Bahcall Lectureship awardee.
Chair: Bob Williams
Members: Neta Bahcall (Princeton), Michael Hauser (emeritus), and Jennifer Wiseman (GSFC).
Previous membership:
<2011-2012> <2010-2011>
Caroline Herschel Visitor Committee: Selects recipients of the Caroline Herschel visiting scientist awards.
Chair: Andrew Fruchter
Members: Tracy Beck, Ken Carpenter (GSFC), Rachel Osten, Bob Williams, and Rosemary Wyse (JHU) .
Previous membership:
<2011-2012> <2010-2011>
Colloquium: Organizes the weekly scientific colloquium series.
Members: Mario Livio, Susan Kassin, Jackie Radigan, and Janice Lee.
Previous membership:
2012-2013: Janice Lee, Selma de Mink, and Bill Sparks.
Executive Committee of the (Senior) Science Staff: Represents the Senior Scientific Staff (SSS) in matters that concern the organization, research, strategic planning, and external contacts of the Institute.
Chair: Harry Ferguson
Members: Alessandra Aloisi, Julia Duval, Karl Gordon, John MacKenty, Klaus Pontoppidan and Massimo Robberto.
Previous membership:
2012-2013: Knox Long (Chair), Andrew Fruchter, Karl Gordon, John MacKenty, Margaret Meixner, Rachel Osten, and Paule Sonnentrucker
2011-2012: Knox Long (Chair), Andrew Fruchter, Anton Koekemoer, John MacKenty, Margaret Meixner, Rachel Osten, Linda Smith, and Jeff Valenti.
Giacconni Fellowship: Selects recipients of the Giacconi post-doctoral fellowships.
Chair: Ron Allen
Members: Tracy Beck, John Debes, Harry Ferguson, Andrew Fox, Dean Hines, Jennifer Lotz, James Muzerolle, Colin Norman, Rachel Osten, Marshall Perrin, Klaus Pontoppidan, and Jean-Rene Roy.
Previous membership:
<2011-2012> <2010-2011>
HotSci/CoolSci Organizing Committee: Organizes the HotSci and CoolSci Talk Series.
Chair: Andrew Fox
Members: Eileen Meyer, Mubdi Rahman (JHU), and Rosemary Wyse (JHU).
Previous membership:
<2011-2012> <2010-2011>
May Symposium Science Organizing Committee: Organizes the annual May Symposium.
Chair: John Debes
Members:
Previous membership:
<2011-2012> <2010-2011>
Research Computing Forum (RCF): The Research Computing Forum serves as the main focus for interaction between STScI research staff and the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) regarding technology and computing developments.
Chair: Lou Strolger
Members: Tracy Beck, Francesca Boffi, Tony Darnell, Karl Gordon, Glenn Miller, Mike Regan, Jeff Valenti, and Rick White.
Ex Officio: Knox Long
Previous membership:
2012-2013: Jeff Valenti (Chair), Tracy Beck, Francesca Boffi, Tony Darnell, Karl Gordon, Glenn Miller, Mike Regan, Rick White, Ex Officio: Knox Long
Research Support Advisory Committee (RSAC): Advises SMO and the Director on allocation of internal research funds (Director's Discretionary Research Fund, JWST Discretionary Fund).
Convened by: Robert Hanisch
Members: Francesca Boffi, Tom Brown, Howard Bushouse, Van Dixon, Susan Kassin, Klaus Pontoppidan, Elena Sabbi, and Remi Soummer.
Previous membership:
2012-2013: Francesca Boffi, Tom Brown, Howard Bushouse, Jennifer Lotz, James Muzerolle, Nor Pirzkal, Klaus Pontoppidan, Elena Sabbi, and Remi Soummer.
2011-2012: Francesca Boffi, Susana Deustua, Karl Gordon, Knox Long, Jennifer Lotz, James Muzerolle, Nor Pirzkal, Remi Soummer
2010-2011: Elizabeth Barker, Susana Deustua, Mark Giuliano, Knox Long, Jennifer Lotz, James Muzerolle, Rachel Osten, Nor Pirzkal, Bill Sparks
Science Evaluation Committee: Conducts the annual science appraisal of the scientific staff.
Chair: Harry Ferguson
Members: David Golimowski, Klaus Pontoppidan, Julia Roman-Duval, and Brad Whitmore.
Ex Officio (non-voting): Robert Hanisch
Previous membership:
2011-2012: Knox Long (Chair), Jason Kalirai, Steve Lubow, Margaret Meixner, Klaus Pontoppidan, Jason Tumlinson, and Michael Fall (Ex Officio non-voting).
Science Personnel Committee (SPC): Advises the Senior Scientifc Staff and Director on renewals and promotions for members of the scientific staff.
Chair: Jerry Kriss
Members: Alessandra Aloisi, Robert Hanisch, Anton Koekemoer, Peter McCullough, Brian McLean, Ed Nelan, Kailash Sahu, and David Soderblom.
Ex Officio (non-voting): Neill Reid
Previous membership:
2012-2013: Jerry Kriss (Chair), Robert Hanisch, Anton Koekemoer, Peter McCullough, Brian McLean, Ed Nelan, Kailash Sahu, David Soderblom, Jeff Valenti, Roeland van der Marel, and Neill Reid (Ex Officio non-voting).
2011-2012: Jerry Kriss (Chair), Ron Allen, Ralph Bohlin, Scott Friedman, Robert Hanisch, Peter McCullough, Brian McLean, Linda Smith, David Soderblom, and Jeff Valenti.
Science Recruitment Committee (SRC): Advises the Senior Scientific Staff and Director on hiring for scientific staff positions.
Chair: Dean Hines
Members: Tom Brown, Christine Chen, John Debes, Harry Ferguson, Janice Lee, Klaus Pontoppidan, Anand Sivaramakrishnan, and Jason Tumlinson
Previous membership:
2012-2013: Dean Hines (Chair), Tom Brown, Christine Chen, Kai Noeske, Klaus Pontoppidan, Anand Sivaramakrishnan, and Paule Sonnentrucker
2011-2012: Marc Postman (Chair), Christine Chen, Dean Hines, Anand Sivaramakrishnan, Linda Smith, and Brad Whitmore.