October 31, 2023
MagNetUS Announces 2023 Election Results and Bylaw Amendments Approval
MagNetUS is excited to announce the results of the 2023 election and the approval of proposed amendments to its bylaws. We extend our gratitude to the 50 members who participated in this year's election, making their voices heard and shaping the future of the organization.
Here are the newly elected officers who will play pivotal roles in MagNetUS:
1. Chair-Elect of the Executive Committee:
- Dmitri Orlov, University of California San Diego
2. Chair of the Annual Meeting Working Group:
- Jason TenBarge, Princeton University, PPPL
3. Chair of the Facilities Working Group:
- Joe Olson, University of Wisconsin - Madison
4. Chair of the User Base Working Group:
- Mel Abler, Space Science Institute
5. Chair of the Education, Outreach, and Workforce Development Working Group:
- Saikat Chakraborty Thakur, Auburn University
6. Chair of the Software and Data Management Working Group:
- Nick Murphy, Harvard & Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
These elected officers will play key roles in advancing the mission and objectives of MagNetUS in the coming year. Their diverse backgrounds and expertise will contribute to the growth and success of the organization.
Bylaw Amendments Approval:
In addition to the election results, MagNetUS members voted overwhelmingly in favor of proposed amendments to the organization's bylaws. The vote count was 45 in favor and 3 against, with 94% of members supporting the changes.
Details of the approved amendments can be found on the MagNetUS website here. These amendments will help streamline and improve the governance and operations of MagNetUS, ensuring a more effective and responsive organization.
We invite all MagNetUS members to join us in congratulating the newly elected officers and to consider getting involved in one of the working groups. If you're interested in participating, please reach out to the chair of the specific group you'd like to contribute to. Your active participation can help shape the direction and success of MagNetUS in the field of frontier science.
Stay tuned for more updates and exciting developments from MagNetUS as we continue to push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our community.