The Communications Committee shall take up matters bearing on the efforts of the Society, its constituent units, and individual members to raise the level of public understanding of nuclear science, engineering, and technology. It shall make recommendations to the officers and Board of Directors of the Society concerning public information policies and activities, prepare official Society statements for public release, and cooperate with other agencies and associations in the nuclear public information area. A Steering Committee of the Communications Committee shall work closely with the Society staff in planning and executing these selected public information tasks and shall report at least semiannually to the Communications Committee.
The Communications Committee shall be composed of not fewer than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) Fellows, Members, Student, Emeritus, or Honorary Life Members each appointed to a three (3) year term, with the terms of approximately one-third (1/3) of these members expiring at the close of each Annual Meeting. At least one (1) of the appointed members shall be a non-U.S. resident. It is recommended that at least one (1) of the appointed members shall be a student member. At least one (1) of the appointed members shall be on the Board of Directors. In addition, all Local Sections Public Information Officers, plus the chairs of the Professional Divisions and Local Sections Committees, or their designated representatives, shall be ex officio members of this committee. Ex officio members shall also include a representative from each Professional Division and Technical Group designated by the respective Division or Group Chair for a one (1) year term. A quorum shall consist of appointed and/or ex officio members equal to a majority of the appointed members.
Committee Chair: Dr. Mary Lou Dunzik-Gougar
Staff Liaison: Tari Marshall