Committees

Beyond Astronomy Academe Task Force

History: The new task force was called to action by the President and was approved by the Board of Trustees. It is a continuation of the past task force that was put together by Past President Megan Donahue.

Term: The term is temporary, starting on February 2021, and will end once the task force finalizes its recommendation, which will be presented to the Board.

Charge: We are expanding the charter into a full recommendation document for the AAS in order to help members, especially early career members and students who are contemplating career paths outside of academia.

Report: The Beyond Astronomy Academe Task Force final report can be found here.

Committee Co-Chairs

Doris Daou (She/Her/Hers)

NASA HQ - Planetary Science Division
Co-Chair

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Stephen J. Mackwell

American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Co-Chair

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Committee Members

Joel H. Kastner (He/Him/His)

Rochester Institute of Technology

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

John M. Grunsfeld (He/Him/His)

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Megan Donahue (She/Her/Hers)

Michigan State Univ.

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Paula Szkody

University of Washington, Seattle

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Andrea E. Schweitzer (She/Her/Hers)

Little Thompson Obs.

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Kari A. Frank (She/Her/Hers)

Northwestern University

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Rachel Ivie

American Institute of Physics

Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Julia R. Kamenetzky (She/Her/Hers)

Westminster College (UT)
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Term: Feb 2021 – Jan 2023

Input to the Task Force was also provided by these members of the Employment and Education Committees:

Tania Anderson, Space Telescope Science Institute
Sanlyn Buxner, University of Arizona (Co-Chair, Education Committee)
Meredith Danowski, Ball Aerospace
Chelen Johnson, SOFIA Science Center
Kelsey Johnson, University of Virginia
Karen Masters, Haverford (Co-Chair, Education Committee)
Amelia Malling, GLAS Education
Kate Meredith, GLAS Education
Lee Anne Willson, Iowa State University