Ways to Get Involved and Share Your Passion for Science
By Andrew M. Vick, Ph.D., AAPS President
If you have never considered volunteering with AAPS, I encourage you to do so. This is an excellent way to expand your own network and be a part of a larger community that shares your passion for science. I would like to take some time to share opportunities that are available to you right now, at a variety of levels of time commitment.
AAPS Community Opportunities
AAPS currently has a quite a few opportunities available to members interested in volunteering in AAPS Communities. These roles are larger projects with around 100 hours of volunteer time. Details for each role are available on the AAPS website. In some capacity, each of the volunteer roles provide the chance to stand out as a leader with your peers, increase online discussions, and developing learning opportunities. Right now, the Nanotechnology Community, Global Health Community, and the AAPS Student Community are openly accepting applications for a variety of volunteer positions. Do not miss the chance to get involved. We value your participation.
Write a Cover Article
In this issue of AAPS Newsmagazine, dozens of volunteers have been recognized (see page 24). These individuals help make each issue possible by volunteering to
research, write, and review articles throughout the year. The magazine is always welcoming cover articles on a list of broad topics. Cover articles appear in both the print and online magazine, are featured in the monthly email to members, and are highlighted in AAPS social media.
Additional opportunities include AAPS Communities volunteering at 5-20 hours per month. These volunteers enhance member’s networking and discussions. The Abstract Screening Committee, Awards Committee, and Career Development Committee are just a few additional ways to get involved at AAPS.
I am very grateful to each volunteer who helps make our events, committee, and magazine possible.
Opportunities are emailed to all members frequently. I hope you will get involved.
Find out more ways to volunteer for AAPS!