News: AAAS News & Notes
Science International Speakers Urge Dialogue, Collaboration
Editor's Note: Science International was established in 1993 in Cambridge, U.K. Celebrations took place this month in the West Road Concert Hall, University of Cambridge. Speakers' comments are summarized here. A more detailed editorial on the Science International office appeared 6 June in Science.
Green and warm with a light breeze off the River Cam, Friday the 13th proved the perfect day for a party: Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse threatened a sing-along to celebrate Science International's 10th anniversary, but refrained, respecting the pitch-perfect setting in a Cambridge music hall.
Nurse, chief executive for Cancer Research, U.K., discussed the formidable challenges associated with effectively communicating science to the public worldwide --a primary goal for Science International. He noted, for example, that some laypeople have reported that they distrust genetically modified plants because they believe, mistakenly, that "modified plants have genes, whereas unmodified plants do not have genes." Science journalists typically are well-prepared to report technical concepts, he said, but the job is harder for nonspecialists. Nurse called on the research community to improve scientific opportunities for young people and to participate in dialogue with the public.
Indeed, as science becomes an increasingly important part of everyday life around the world, "The scientific community must find creative new ways to engage in more international dialogue, and to listen to society's concerns," said AAAS CEO Alan I. Leshner, executive publisher of Science. He noted that every major issue affecting modern life, from the economy and security to health care, now has a core scientific component. Moreover, as scientific issues such as cloning move closer to personal values, the public will seek a larger role in research decisions. Leshner promised that the newly created AAAS Center for Public Engagement in Science and Technology will help bridge the gap between science and society.
Donald Kennedy, Science's editor-in-chief, urged the removal of barriers to international scientific collaborations. Funders in the United States have decreased support for post-graduate students hoping to study abroad, he said, while tightened security measures are creating obstacles for international scholars seeking to attend American schools. Further, Kennedy said, the U.S. government's "relatively isolated position on climate change" has amplified a trans-Atlantic chasm tied to attitudes about genetically modified crops, as well as America's disappearance from multilateral organizations. "If we are to play a role in supporting international science," Kennedy said, "We must address these issues."
Improved global communication is a core goal for Science International, Leshner said. "By reaching beyond our national borders, we are more effectively fulfilling the AAAS mission to support scientific advances that benefit people everywhere."
Scientists Use Radio to Reach Out to Kids
Earlier this year, AAAS joined forces with the nation's largest African American sorority to try to capture the imaginations of African American children and their families by introducing them to scientists and engineers through interviews on the radio.
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the program known as Delta SEE Connection is part of a broad effort to bring more minorities and women into the science and engineering workforce. According to the NSF, currently only 24 percent of S&E workforce is female, and only seven percent is comprised of minorities. To produce the program, AAAS joined forces with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF).
"The Delta SEE program encourages young people to aspire to careers they were never exposed to," said sorority president Gwendolyn Boyd, an engineer for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. "The radio interviews will show these children and their families that the world has much to offer them, and that they have much to offer the world."
Duke University neurobiologist Erich Jarvis, one of the scientists interviewed, says his mother helped him make the transition from dancer to scientist. She encouraged him to follow a career that would have great impact. He chose science.
Jarvis, whose research focuses on vocal learning in songbirds, volunteered to join an accomplished group of African American scientists, engineers, and mathematicians who agreed to tell their stories on the Delta SEE radio program, planned for distribution on radio stations throughout the United States.
The Delta Sigma Theta sorority was founded 90 years ago at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by a group of 22 undergraduates, whose first action was to join the Women's Suffrage March, demonstrating for the right to vote. Boyd notes that the Delta SEE program fits in with the Founders' mission for their sorority, "to promote academic excellence and to provide community service and assistance to people in need."
"Programs such as Delta SEE are promising initiatives that we must build on to ignite young people's curiosity about science," said AAAS President-Elect Shirley A. Jackson, who is also President of Rensselaer Polytechnic University and a "Delta."
"The creation of the scientists and engineers of the future is not just about drawing more of the underrepresented majority into the workforce, but how we can educate all potential young scientists and engineers."
WOL, 1450 AM, the Radio One station in Washington, D.C., with the largest African American audience in the area, has become the first station to broadcast the interviews compiled for Delta SEE, which stands for, "Science and Everyday Experiences." The program can be heard every Saturday, from 5 to 6 p.m., through 18 October. In the coming weeks, the series will be distributed to radio stations in African American markets and to radio stations operated on the campuses of historically black colleges and universities.
The Delta SEE radio show is part of an outreach initiative with AAAS that includes a Web site (www.deltasee.org) and regional support from more than 900 Delta chapters. The five-year initiative is designed to help parents and caregivers of African American elementary and middle school children more effectively support the children's informal learning experiences.
From Lab Rats to News Hounds
"Get it right. Get it first. Get the reader."
Washington Post Editor Nils Bruzelius offered the AAAS Mass Media Fellows these words to live by this summer, as they try their hands as science journalists.
During a three-day orientation in early June, Bruzelius and several other veterans of print, radio, and television science journalism gave a roomful of young scientists their first taste of the work they'd be doing for 10 weeks at news outlets across the country.
"I was very excited....I felt like the adrenalin was really there, and that I was really able to absorb a lot," said Lisa Lucio Gough, a cell and developmental biologist at the University of California, Davis, who will be working at the Richmond Times Dispatch this fall.
Each year, AAAS places 20 to 30 university science students or post-doctoral researchers in mass media organizations nationwide. Now in its 28th year, this highly competitive program helps high-quality science news reach the public, while strengthening connections between scientists and journalists.
"This group is learning to communicate to a different audience, which is a skill they'll use no matter whether they go back to academia or continue in mass media," said Judy Kass, Project Director for Education and Human Resources at AAAS.
While prior experience as a scientist can be an asset for a science writer (around half of the Fellows typically continue working in journalism), it can also offer some challenges.
"Having the background knowledge certainly works for you, as a writer. The danger is the more you know, the harder it is to translate," Bruzelius told News & Notes.
Both Gough and Angela Vierling, a Ph.D. candidate in mathematics who is working at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, agreed that they'll probably need a different working style than they use in the lab.
"I find myself always wanting to be perfect, and a little bit obsessive, and I think those are traits that run across scientists...." said Gough. "When I write I'm always wondering if there's a better way to write that, but at a newspaper, you may not be able to work that way when you're under deadline."
"I think one challenge will be to roll with the punches," said Vierling. "I feel like when you're in science, you're in a pretty controlled environment. You know what you're looking for, what you want, and there are set procedures for getting that."
"I don't think it works that way in the media. Anything can happen
at any time, and you have to be flexible enough to take the opportunities as
they come," she added.
In their workshops, Bruzelius and his colleagues covered topics such as how to structure a news story, how to interview sources, and how to pitch a story to an editor.
"What they really need to hear is some nuts and bolts. That makes them feel more comfortable going into these new environments," said Kass.
Bruzelius also noted that the Fellows will need to navigate in unfamiliar territory. "Never be afraid to ask dumb questions...." he said. "I've found that dumb questions can in fact be the important ones. And I've never had anyone say, Now, that's a dumb question.' "
AAAS Annual Election: Preliminary Announcement
The 2003 AAAS election of general and section officers will be held in September. All members will receive a ballot for election of the president-elect, members of the Board of Directors, and members of the Committee on Nominations. Members registered in one to three sections will receive ballots for election of the chair-elect, member-at-large of the Section Committee, and members of the Electorate Nominating Committee for each section.
Members enrolled in the following sections will also elect Council Delegates: Anthropology; Astronomy; Biological Sciences; Chemistry; Geology and Geography; Mathematics; Neuroscience; and Physics.
Candidates for all offices are listed below. Additional names may be placed
in nomination for any office by petition submitted to the Chief Executive Officer
no later than 11 August. Petitions nominating candidates for president-elect,
members of the Board, or members of the Committee on Nominations must bear the
signatures of at least 100 members of the Association. Petitions nominating
candidates for any section office must bear the signatures of at least 50 members
of the section. A petition to place an additional name in nomination for any
office must be accompanied by the nominee's curriculum vitae and statement of
acceptance of nomination.
Biographical information on the following candidates will be enclosed with
the ballots mailed to members in September.
Slate of Candidates
President-Elect: Jerome I. Friedman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Gilbert S. Omenn, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Board of Directors: John E. Dowling, Harvard Univ.; Elizabeth Hoffman, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; Paul Sereno, Univ. of Chicago; Kathryn Sullivan, COSI, Columbus, OH.
Committee on Nominations: Ralph J. Cicerone, Univ. of California, Irvine; Paul A. Fleury, Yale Univ.; Robert D. Goldman, Northwestern Univ. Medical School; Alice S. Huang, California Institute of Technology; Sheila S. Jasanoff, Harvard Univ.; Michael J. Novacek, American Museum of Natural History; Donald E. Wilson, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore; John E. Yellen, National Science Foundation.
Agriculture, Food, and Renewable Resources
Chair-Elect: Jeffrey B. Blumberg, USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and Tufts Univ.; Robert M. Goodman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Donald H. Beermann, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Christina Walters, USDA-ARS National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation, Ft. Collins, CO.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Leonard S. Bull, North Carolina State Univ.; Thomas H. DeLuca, Univ. of Montana; Clare M. Hasler, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; David Warren Welch, Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, British Columbia.
Chair-Elect: Laurie R. Godfrey, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst; Robert W. Sussman, Washington Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Susan Antón, Rutgers Univ.; David W. Frayer, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Russell L. Ciochon, Univ. of Iowa; Melvin Ember, Human Relations Area Files, Inc., New Haven, CT; Kenneth A.R. Kennedy, Cornell Univ.; Kathy Schick, Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Council Delegates: George R. Milner, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park; John H. Relethford, State Univ. of New York, Oneonta.
Chair-Elect: Bruce Margon, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD; Yervant Terzian, Cornell Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Kevin B. Marvel, American Astronomical Society; Jill C. Tarter, SETI Institute, Mountain View, CA.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Loren W. Acton, Montana State Univ.; Ruth A. Daly, Berks-Lehigh Valley College, PSU, Reading; Stephen E. Strom, National Optical Astronomy Observatory; Hugh M. Van Horn, National Science Foundation.
Council Delegates: David Morrison, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Mountain View, CA; Wesley A. Traub, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences
Chair-Elect: David Halpern, Jet Propulsion Lab., Pasadena, CA; Diane M. McKnight, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Antonio J. Busalacchi, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Karl E. Taylor, Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Peter V. Hobbs, Univ. of Washington; Thomas C. Royer, Old Dominion Univ., Norfolk, VA; Philip B. Russell, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA; Paul J. Ziemann, Univ. of California, Riverside.
Chair-Elect: Roger N. Beachy, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis; Margaret G. Kidwell, Univ. of Arizona.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Nina Strömgren Allen, North Carolina State Univ.; Robert E. Ricklefs, Univ. of Missouri, St. Louis.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Anthony D. Long, Univ. of California, Irvine; Linda C. McPhail, Wake Forest Univ.; Joann J. Otto, Purdue Univ.; Virginia A. Zakian, Princeton Univ.
Council Delegates: Mary E. Barbercheck, Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park; Barbara Bentley, Noetica Naturalists, Salt Lake City; Jerry L. Bryant, United Negro College Fund, Fairfax, VA; Brian P. Ceresa, Univ. of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City; Mary Alice Coffroth, Univ. of Buffalo; Michael H. Crawford, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence; Yolanda Cruz, Oberlin College; Thomas H. Eickbush, Univ. of Rochester; Alan Hastings, Univ. of California, Davis; Susan A. Henry, Cornell Univ.; Hope Hollocher, Univ. of Notre Dame; Shahid Naeem, Univ. of Washington; Eviatar Nevo, Univ. of Haifa; Norihiro Okada, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Esther C. Peters, Tetra Tech, Inc., Fairfax, VA; Arthur N. Popper, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Gerald P. Schatten, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Frank E. Stockdale, Stanford Univ.; Billie J. Swalla, Univ. of Washington; David Ucker, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago.
Chair-Elect: Thom H. Dunning, Jr., Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville; George L. Kenyon, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Marsha I. Lester, Univ. of Pennsylvania; Henry F. Schaefer, III, Univ. of Georgia.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Delroy A. Baugh, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Michael A. Duncan, Univ. of Georgia; Stephen R. Leone, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Patricia A. Thiel, Iowa State Univ.
Council Delegates: Michael T. Bowers, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Paul F. Barbara, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Dennis P. Curran, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Christopher S. Foote, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Robin L. Garrell, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Kathlyn A. Parker, State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook; Richard L. Schowen, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence.
Dentistry and Oral Health Sciences
Chair-Elect: R. Bruce Donoff, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston; Peter J. Polverini, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Robert A. Burne, Univ. of Florida; James A. Lipton, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Electorate Nominating Committee: William Giannobile, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Arnold Kahn, Univ. of California, San Francisco; Howard Kuramitsu, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo; Dennis F. Mangan, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
Chair-Elect: Bruce A. Fuchs, National Institutes of Health; Eugenie C. Scott, National Center for Science Education, Oakland, CA.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Arthur Eisenkraft, Education Potential, Inc., Ossining, NY; Kathryn C. Scantlebury, Univ. of Delaware.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Dennis M. Bartels, TERC, Cambridge, MA; Mary Morgan Kirchhoff, Green Chemistry Institute, Washington, DC; Jay B. Labov, National Research Council; Brock Spencer, Beloit College.
Chair-Elect: Cristina H. Amon, Carnegie Mellon Univ.; Susan Hackwood, California Council on Science and Technology, Riverside.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: L. S. "Skip" Fletcher, Texas A&M Univ.; Christopher T. Hill, George Mason Univ.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Morton H. Friedman, Duke Univ.; Steven A. Goldstein, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Martha L. Gray, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Irene C. Peden, Univ. of Washington.
General Interest in Science and Engineering
Chair-Elect: Rick E. Borchelt, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA; Howard S. Pitkow, Temple Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Jarvis L. Moyers, National Science Foundation; Judith E. Parker, Muhlenberg College.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Jonathan Coopersmith, Texas A&M Univ.; Don M. Jordan, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; Leslie Sue Lieberman, Univ. of Central Florida; Erika C. Shugart, National Academy of Sciences.
Geology and Geography
Chair-Elect: Samuel B. Mukasa, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; John C. Mutter, Columbia Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Duane A. Griffin, Bucknell Univ.; Murray W. Hitzman, Colorado School of Mines.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Owen K. Davis, Univ. of Arizona; Roberta L. Rudnick, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Libby Stern, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Cindy Lee Van Dover, College of William and Mary.
Council Delegates: Dave Applegate, American Geological Institute; Jean Morrison, Univ. of Southern California.
History and Philosophy of Science
Chair-Elect: Angela N.H. Creager, Princeton Univ.; Timothy Lenoir, Stanford Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Keith R. Benson, National Science Foundation; Rosemary A. Stevens, Univ. of Pennsylvania.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Peter J. Bowler, Queen's Univ., Belfast, Ireland; Stephen G. Brush, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; David Castle, Univ. of Guelph; Barbara Herrnstein Smith, Duke Univ.
Industrial Science and Technology
Chair-Elect: Sally A. Rood, Alexandria, VA; Peter Staudhammer, Bentleyville, OH.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Thomas H. Moss, Alexandria, VA; Proctor P. Reid, National Academy of Engineering.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Richard A. Bendis, Innovation Philadelphia Corp.; Connie K.N. Chang, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Maryann P. Feldman, Univ. of Toronto; John C. Nemeth, Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
Information, Computing, and Communication
Chair-Elect: C. William Gear, Princeton, NJ; Moshe Y. Vardi, Rice Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: John M. Hill, Houston Advanced Research Center; Edward D. Lazowska, Univ. of Washington.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Jose-Marie Griffiths, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Donald H. Kraft, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Helga E. Rippen, RAND, Arlington, VA; Bruce Schatz, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Linguistics and Language Science
Chair-Elect: Merrill F. Garrett, Univ. of Arizona; David McNeill, Univ. of Chicago.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Laura-Ann Petitto, Dartmouth College; Eve Sweetser, Univ. of California, Berkeley.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Miriam Butt, Univ. of Manchester; Suzanne Flynn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; William B. Snyder, Univ. of Connecticut; Thomas Wasow, Stanford Univ.
Chair-Elect: David Isaacson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Barbara Lee Keyfitz, Univ. of Houston.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Walter Craig, McMaster Univ.; Carl Pomerance, Dartmouth College.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Christopher I. Byrnes, Washington Univ.; Amy Cohen, Rutgers Univ.; Detlef Gromoll, State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook; Frank Quinn, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ.
Council Delegates: Ronald Graham, Univ. of California, San Diego; Michael Shub, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.
Chair-Elect: Stanley M. Lemon, Univ. of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston; Charles B. Nemeroff, Emory Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Michael V. L. Bennett, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Lawrence Corey, Univ. of Washington.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Francis V. Chisari, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA; John R. Mascola, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Susan L. Swain, Trudeau Institute, Saranac Lake, NY; Elizabeth L. Travis, Univ. of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.
Chair-Elect: Fred H. Gage, Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA; Apostolos P. Georgopoulos, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Neal H. Barmack, Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center, Portland, OR; Pat Levitt, Vanderbilt Univ.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Richard A. Andersen, California Institute of Technology; Carol L. Colby, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Timothy J. Ebner, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Story C. Landis, National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke.
Council Delegates: Marjorie E. Anderson, Univ. of Washington; Mahlon R. DeLong, Emory Univ.; Thomas A. Woolsey, Washington Univ.; Huda Y. Zoghbi, Baylor College of Medicine.
Chair-Elect: Darrell R. Abernethy, National Institute on Aging; William L. Hayton, Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Svein Oie, Univ. of Georgia; Philip C. Smith, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Margaret O. James, Univ. of Florida; Patrick J. Sinko, Rutgers Univ.; Craig K. Svensson, Wayne State Univ.; Diane D-S. Tang-Liu, Allergan, Irvine, CA.
Chair-Elect: Margaret J. Geller, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA; Robert C. Richardson, Cornell Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Margaret Mary Murnane, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; John W. Wilkins, Ohio State Univ., Columbus.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Jolie A. Cizewski, Rutgers Univ.; Miriam A. Forman, State Univ. of New York, Stony Brook; S. Tom Picraux, Arizona State Univ.; Joseph W. Serene, Georgetown Univ.
Council Delegates: Stephen L. Adler, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ; Noémie Benczer-Koller, Rutgers Univ.; Kathryn A. Moler, Stanford Univ.; Clare Yu, Univ. of California, Irvine.
Chair-Elect: Lynn Nadel, Univ. of Arizona; Elissa L. Newport, Univ. of Rochester.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Morris Moscovitch, Univ. of Toronto; Raymond S. Nickerson, Tufts Univ.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Susan Goldin-Meadow, Univ. of Chicago; James H. Neely, State Univ. of New York, Albany; Terry E. Robinson, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Timothy J. Teyler, Univ. of Idaho.
Social, Economic, and Political Sciences
Chair-Elect: Wendy Baldwin, Univ. of Kentucky; Kenneth Prewitt, Columbia Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Virginia S. Cain, National Institutes of Health; Don C. Des Jarlais, Beth Israel Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Jennifer S. Barber, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Kenneth A. Bollen, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Susan L. Cutter, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; James Trussell, Princeton Univ.
Societal Impacts of Science and Engineering
Chair-Elect: Halina S. Brown, Clark Univ.; David H. Guston, Rutgers Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: Susan E. Cozzens, Georgia Institute of Technology; Jeffrey Kahn, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Electorate Nominating Committee: Janine Bloomfield, Newton, MA; Ronald M. Green, Dartmouth College; Kenneth H. Keller, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Rae Zimmerman, New York Univ.
Chair-Elect: Vijay Nair, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Edward J. Wegman, George Mason Univ.
Member-at-Large of the Section Committee: James E. Gentle, George Mason Univ.; Agnes M. Herzberg, Queen's Univ., Kingston, Ont.
Electorate Nominating Committee: David L. DeMets, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Earl S. Pollack, The National Academies; David M. Rocke, Univ. of California, Davis; Allan R. Sampson, Univ. of Pittsburgh.