May 23, 2013
The unanimous decision to select a student to fill the director at large position came at the 2013 Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique held in Fort Worth, Texas.
According to the ISEE website, the “appointment will run concurrently with the presiding ISEE President’s term but for a one-year period and will consist of a selected member of an active student chapter of the ISEE.”
The website also states that the society wants to add a student to the ISEE Board to represent “the needs of young explosive engineers” and to allow student chapters involvement on the ISEE Board.
The student will hold the position for one year and will attend two scheduled meetings: the Annual Meeting and the Midyear Board Meeting.
The position will not guarantee the selected student a future position on the board, and an appointed student can only fill the position once. ISEE adds that the “student director will have all rights, privileges and benefits of an elected board member with the exception of voting rights as per the ISEE constitution regarding appointed directors and student members.”
To be eligible for the position, a student “must has approval and support from his or her student chapter and institution,” which may include travel expenses. ISEE will pay for or reimburse the the student, chapter or institution for lodging and meals during scheduled meetings.
Other qualifications include communication skills, membership or officership of an ISEE student chapter for a minimum of one year and an understanding of the ISEE mission, policies, procedures, goals and objectives. The student must be at least 21 years old.
ISEE says of the application process:
“To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and signed letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2013. Upon receipt of your submitted documents, your faculty advisor will be contacted to discuss your abilities to fulfill the needs of the position.”
For more information about the student director position on the ISEE Board, visit isee.org.