Student Development Committee Position

Deliverables and Expectations

  • Attend bi-monthly teleconferences.
  • Cast preliminary evaluation and final ballot for Outstanding Student Chapter Award.
  • Deliberate, as needed, on special cases pertaining to the Student Paper Contest rules.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Preferred previous experience as the Section Board Student Chapter Liaison.
  • Personal interest in developing the newest members of the industry.

Expected Time Commitment

  • 1 hour bi-monthly teleconference.
  • Approximately 20 hours deliberating on Outstanding Student Chapter Award during the month of May/June.

About the committee

  • Recommends student programs to be initiated at the Society level and works with staff members to implement approved programs.
  • Encourages SPE sections to develop active student relations programs with student chapters in their areas.
  • Assists student chapters with the development of programs and counsels them on operating problems.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors the following Society programs and activities as approved by the SPE Board.
    • Student Chapter Support for Technical Development Program.
    • Student Paper Contests
    • SPE Outstanding Student Chapter Awards
    • Student Programs at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

The committee is composed of 15 members. New members shall be appointed each year by the SPE President-elect for 3-year terms. The immediate past chairman shall also serve as a member of the committee. At least 1, but not more than 3, members of the committee shall be from the academic community. At least 1 member of the committee shall be a Young Professional, 35 years old or younger. The chairman is appointed by the President-elect, usually from those persons who will be serving their final year on the committee. A member of the SPE Education and Accreditation Committee serves as an ex-officio member of the committee.

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