PAASE MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES 

PAASE MEMBERSHIP GUIDELINES* 

Original guidelines prepared by the 2011 PAASE Membership Committee. Revisions made by 2018 PAASE Membership Committee. List of members of this committee is given at the end. You can email this committee at MembershipCom@paase.org 

 

FULL MEMBERSHIP

 

1. An applicant must have a doctorate degree (PhD, DSc, or equivalent) in science or engineering. For fields of specialization PAASE follows the list of the US National Academies in http://www.nationalacademies.org/. 

 

2. Full membership is attained by a four-step process: (2.1) Nomination by an active (dues-paying) PAASE Member;  (2.2) Pre-election vetting by the Membership Committee; (2.3) Presentation at APAMS; (2.4) Election by 60% of all active PAASE Members. 

For any individual, including a current PAASE associate member, an oral presentation at APAMS is a requirement to be elected to Full PAASE membership. Thus, an individual's nomination to Full PAASE membership may not be considered complete and will be put on hold until the individual's mandatory delivery of a presentation at APAMS is completed.

 

3. According to Article 2.1.1 of the PAASE By-laws, “Members shall be restricted to scientists and engineers who have distinguished themselves in their respective fields through research publications or other technical achievements.” Research publications include peer-reviewed journal articles, patents, books and technical reports. Other technical achievements include participation in editorial boards, peer review panels, technical advisory boards, etc. Synergistic activities are also considered such as teaching, services to the community (related to science, engineering and technology), collaborative efforts with other researchers (preferably Filipino scientists), Balik-Scientist, etc. 

 

4. The PAASE Nomination Form and CV Template can be downloaded here. The form shall be submitted by the nominator by email to the Membership Committee chair at MembershipCom@paase.org. Call for nominations starts March 1st. Deadline for submission of the PAASE Nomination and nominee’s CV is August 31st. Election of new members will be held in September, and the results will be announced no later than the end of October.

 

5. Upon election by the General Membership, confirmation by Membership Committee, and approval of the Board, the newly elected PAASE member will receive a formal notice of election to PAASE from the Board Secretary. The letter will include information about participation in APAMS and other activities, payment of dues**, benefits of membership etc), an invitation to take his/her oath at the next APAMS, and an option to take it virtually with the BOD on their next meeting if he/she can not attend APAMS. The Certificate of Membership will be issued after oath-taking.

Payment of membership dues may be sent to Ruth Florese, PAASE Treasurer at 3910 Doc Berlin Drive, Unit # 33, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA 20906. Make check payable to Ruth Florese. For online payment, go to www.paypal.me/PAASE.

PAASE membership is for life. But only those who pay either their annual dues, or their lifetime membership dues can vote, run for office or be members of committees.

 

 

 

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

 

1. An applicant must have a doctorate degree (PhD, DSc, or equivalent) in science or engineering. For fields of specialization PAASE follows the list of the US National Academies in http://www.nationalacademies.org/. In addition, Associate Member nominees should be within no more than 10 years of their terminal degrees.

 

2. PAASE Associate membership is attained by a three-step process: (2.1) Nomination by an active (dues-paying) PAASE Member; (2.2)   Pre-election vetting by the Membership Committee; (2.3) Vote by 2/3 Vote by ⅔ of PAASE Members of the Board.

 

3. Section 2.2.1 in the PAASE by-laws describes Associate Members as individuals who have demonstrated ability to do scientific research and show promise for achieving distinction in some fields of science and engineering.

 

4. The PAASE Nomination Form and CV Template can be downloaded here. The form shall be submitted by the nominator by email to the Membership Committee chair at MembershipCom@paase.org . Indicate that the nomination is for Associate Membership.

 

5. Deadline for submission of the PAASE Nomination Form and CV Template is August 31st. Election of new Associate Members will be held in September, and the results will be announced not later than the end of October.

 

6. New Associate Members have a maximum of 10 years between acceptance as Associate Members and promotion to Full Membership. During this period, the Nominator (and/or another senior PAASE member) will be appointed as mentor of the Associate Member.

 

7. Within 5 years and/or upon recommendation of the mentor, the Associate Member will be reassessed for promotion to Full Membership. This can be thought of as a process similar to getting tenure. However, unlike tenure, the Associate Member may be given additional time should the Membership Committee determines that the Associate Member has not risen to the standards of full membership. The total maximum time for promotion to full membership is 10 years. The Associate Member will be required to submit an updated CV upon their 10 year anniversary. Failure to do so will be interpreted as lack of interest to pursue further PAASE membership.

 

8. If after 10 years, the Associate Member does not satisfy the requirements for Full Membership, he/she and the mentor will be so notified through an official letter from the Membership Committee.

 

9. The qualifications for promotion from Associate Membership to Full Membership will be the same as indicated in #3 above for Full Membership Requirements, including an oral presentation at APAMS if the nominee has not presented yet at the time of election to Full Membership. The final step to full membership will be election by 60% of the voting PAASE members.

10. Upon election by the General Membership, confirmation by Membership Committee, and approval of the Board, the newly elected PAASE Associate Member will receive a formal notice of election to PAASE from the Board Secretary. The letter will include information about participation in APAMS and other activities, benefits of membership etc), an invitation to take his/her oath at the next APAMS, and an option to take it virtually with the BOD on their next meeting if he/she can not attend APAMS. The Certificate of Membership will be issued after oath-taking.

 

*Please see the attached flowchart on the next page for a step-by-step representation of the processes of nomination and election into PAASE.

 

PAASE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Diana Aga, University at Buffalo | Alvin Culaba, De la Salle University | Francis de los Reyes, North Carolina State University | Maria Marjorette Peña, University of South Carolina |  Maria Jamela R. Revilleza, National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH | Mariano R. Sto. Domingo (Chair), University of Maryland Baltimore County| Xenia Tigno, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, NIH.