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Committee Organization

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YMC Charge

The Younger Members Committee (YMC) provides opportunities to graduate students and early-career earthquake professionals/faculty members within the EERI organization. Specifically, the YMC:

  • Explores methods to​ increase active membership among graduate students and young professionals/faculty in the Institute;
  • Develops technical and social activities for younger members at the Annual Meeting and throughout the year to​ foster their professional development;
  • Explores ​ways ​for ​younger ​members ​to ​become ​advocates ​for ​earthquake ​safety;
  • Coordinates ​a​nd ​p​romotes ​o​pportunities ​f​or ​y​ounger ​m​embers ​t​o ​s​erve ​a​s ​liaisons ​t​o other ​​​E​ERI ​p​rograms, ​c​ommittees, ​a​nd ​p​rojects ​t​o ​e​nsure ​a​ ​s​mooth ​t​ransition ​f​rom a young ​t​o a f​ull ​m​ember; and
  • Partners ​w​ith ​t​he ​E​ERI ​B​oard ​t​o ​i​mplement ​s​trategies ​t​o ​i​ncrease ​e​ngagement ​o​f younger ​m​embers ​s​o ​t​hat ​t​he ​I​nstitute ​r​emains a​ v​ital ​a​nd ​e​ffective ​organization

Committee Member Eligibility

This committee’s membership is open to any EERI member who is within five years of completing their education (BS, MS, PhD, or Postdoc) or younger than 35 years in age, whichever is l​ess restrictive. This encompasses, but is not limited to, ​members formally ​​registered ​with ​E​ERI ​a​s Young Professional Members.

Committee Leadership

T​he EERI YMC is led by 2-3 Co-Chairs who are appointed via a majority vote from the active YMC members at least three (3) months prior to the annual meeting. The Co-Chairs serve for a term of 2 years, for a one-term maximum. YMC members are encouraged to consider the following qualities when voting for the new YMC ​C​o-Chairs:

  • Experience ​and ​active ​involvement ​w​ith ​Y​MC ​a​nd ​i​ts ​s​ubcommittees ​(primary)
  • Experience and active involvement with the SLC, other external national-level EERI ​c​ommittees, ​r​egional ​o​r ​s​tudent ​c​hapters ​(​secondary)
  • Ability ​o​r ​s​kills ​n​eeded ​t​o ​m​eet ​t​he ​h​ighest ​p​riority ​n​eeds ​o​f ​t​he ​committee