|Terrence Blackman has been appointed as a Member at Large to the American Mathematical Society (AMS) Committee on Science Policy for a term of three years.
Founded in 1888, the AMS aims to further the interests of mathematical research, scholarship and education, serving the national and international community through publications, meetings, advocacy and other programs.
The Committee on Science Policy, one of five AMS policy committees, discusses and acts on questions of policy as it affects the discipline. Committee goals are to:
- Serve as a forum for dialogue about matters of science policy involving representatives of the AMS, government and quasi-government officials and other interested parties.
- Be responsible for the selection of those elements of AMS meeting programs, such as lectures and panel discussions, which bear directly on such policy questions as are within the purview of the Committee.
- Provide occasional advice to the Society on matters of broad scientific policy.
- As a committee, and individually upon request, to interact with Federal agencies and policymakers.
- Provide occasional advice about ways in which the Society can work favorably with other organizations on matters of science policy.
- Conduct periodic reviews and appraisals of Society activities in areas of science policy (i.e., policy forums; the Society’s relations with international societies and the international community; scientific policies promoted by the Society, and strategies used to implement them; and the ways in which the Society collaborates with other organizations on matters of science policy
- Prepare an annual report on the Committee’s activities and goals for the AMS Council and for possible publication in the Notices.
Dr. Blackman is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Medgar Evers College CUNY. His AMS committee term is effective February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2020.
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